A tubal ligation is a sterilization procedure in which a woman’s fallopian tubes are blocked, tied, or cut in order to prevent mature eggs from traveling from the ovaries into the fallopian tubes where they may become fertilized. While the best way to determine if you are a candidate for a tubal ligation is to consult with your Portland abortion clinic, there are a number of indications that a tubal ligation is right for you.
Finished Having Children
One of the most common reasons that women choose to undergo a tubal ligation procedure is that they do not want to have any more children. This may be due to financial issues, career goals, or simply feeling that your family is complete. Women who decide that they never want to have children may also consider a tubal ligation.
A number of women opt for a tubal ligation because they suffer from some type of hereditary condition that may be passed on to the fetus in utero. Women with certain genetic mutations may also decide to undergo a tubal ligation to prevent the chances of having a baby with certain mental or physical defects.
Women suffering from certain medical conditions such as high blood pressure, thyroid disease, diabetes, and polycystic ovarian syndrome often consider tubal ligation. Carrying a pregnancy to term may complicate their condition and lead to further health problems.
In some cases, women turn to tubal ligation as a way to save money on oral contraceptives or prophylactics. Additionally, women who experience negative side effects from oral contraceptives may also undergo a tubal ligation as an alternative birth control method.
Is a tubal ligation the right decision for your needs? Find out by contacting our physicians with Lovejoy Surgicenter at (503) 715-3509. You can also visit us online for more information on our Portland pregnancy abortion services.