Tubal Ligation - Female Sterilization
The internal female reproductive system includes the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, and vagina. The ovaries are two small organs that produce eggs (ova) and hormones. An ovary typically releases one mature egg each month. Two fallopian tubes extend from near the ovaries to the uterus. The fallopian tubes transport the mature eggs to the uterus. A tubal ligation interrupts the fallopian tubes so that an egg does not have contact with sperm, and pregnancy cannot occur. You will still ovulate following tubal ligation, but the eggs will be absorbed by your body instead of traveling through the fallopian tubes and into the uterus.
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