You may be sure that you do not want any more children.. Or you may know that you don’t want children at all. If so, tubal sterilization may be the right contraceptive choice for you. Tubal sterilization prevents pregnancy. It blocks your egg from being fertilized by sperm. Shortly after surgery, you won’t need to use any birth control.

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After Tubal Sterilization

Your ovaries still release an egg each month. But its passage through the fallopian tube is blocked. If you have intercourse, the sperm’s path through the tube is also blocked. If the egg and sperm don’t meet, pregnancy can’t occur. The egg is absorbed by your body. But you’ll still have monthly periods until menopause. In very rare cases, the egg and sperm do still meet and pregnancy does occur.