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Q: what is the failure rate of a tubal ligation if you had it done during a c-section

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Merely Me, Health Guide
6/18/09 6:03pm

Hi there


Have you had one done this way?


According to this article on MSNBC: 


"A tubal ligation is considered a fail-safe method of permanent contraception - or at least we used to think so. But recent studies have shown that of all women who have tubal ligations (done either at the time of C-section, immediately after a vaginal delivery or at another time through a laparoscopic procedure), 2 percent will get pregnant within 10 years."


Although it seems a fairly permanent way to ensure you will not become pregnant again, there are still risks.


I hope this answers your question.

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By mythreesons02, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/25/10, First Published: 06/18/09