Hysterectomy vs. tubal ligation

Hysterectomies are generally used for women who are experience medical complications with the uterus. A hysterectomy is removal of the uterus. A hysterectomy is irreversible and you can never become pregnant again. You will not have a monthly period. Hysterectomies are not usually done as a form of permanent birth control, they come with major short term and long term health complications.

A tubal ligation is a form of permanent birth control. During a tubal ligation your fallopian tubes are either removed or cut short and disconnected. With a tubal ligation you will still have a monthly period. With a tubal ligation you will still have your uterus and could still get pregnant will artificial implantation. Tubal ligation is a major surgery and comes with possible complications. A tubal ligation can be done during a c-section or shortly after birth if you are looking for a form of permanent birth control.

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