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tubal ligation

n.
A method of female sterilization in which the fallopian tubes are surgically tied.

tubal ligation

n
(Surgery) the tying of the Fallopian tubes as a method of sterilization

tub′al liga′tion


n.
a method of permanent sterilization for women, involving the surgical sealing of the fallopian tubes to prevent the ovum from passing from the ovary to the uterus.
[1945–50]

tubal ligation

Surgery to tie off the fallopian tubes in order to cause sterility.
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Noun1.tubal ligation - a sterilization procedure with womentubal ligation - a sterilization procedure with women; both Fallopian tubes are tied in two places and the tubes removed in between the ligations
ligation - (surgery) tying a duct or blood vessel with a ligature (as to prevent bleeding during surgery)
surgical contraception - contraception by surgical sterilization
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As a Catholic institution, Dignity claims that performing procedures such as tubal ligations at its hospitals would violate its "religious freedom.
1) Newly trained clinical officers were able to successfully complete more than nine-tenths of the tubal ligations they attempted, in most cases without the help of a supervisor, and three days after the operation only 2% of women reported having a major complication.
On March 8, the NDP government of Saskatchewan announced that it would build a new secular hospital, with provisions for committing abortions and tubal ligations.
An estimated 700,000 surgical tubal ligations are performed each year in the United States.
Having the ovaries removed dramatically reduces breast cancer risk by 80%, and tubal ligations don't offer any breast cancer protection," he said.
was incorporated to lease about 630 SF of space in the hospital, where it would provide services that included tubal ligations.
If she has trouble getting a referral, she could call the Women's Health Clinic, a feminist agency which has a referral list of gynecologists who perform tubal ligations.
Catholic doctrine opposes abortion, contraception, tubal ligations, vasectomies, and fertility treatments.
Tubal ligations will now be permitted when "the primary purpose is to benefit the total health of the person.
This means no abortions, no distribution of contraceptives and no sterilizing operations such as vasectomies and tubal ligations.