TUBAL LIGATION

This permanent FP method involves a minor 15 minute operation carried out under local anaesthetic to cut and tie
the two egg-carrying fallopian tubes. It is only available at centres with specially trained service providers.

Indications

  • As for vasectomy (above) but for females

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Ensure client understands how the method works and that it is permanent, irreversible, and highly
    and immediately effective
  • Explain to client that:
    • There may be some discomfort/pain over the small wound for a few days
  • Advise client:
    • On wound care
    • To use condoms if there is any risk of exposure to STIs/HIV
    • To return after 7 days for routine follow-up or earlier if there is fever, excessive swelling, pus, or
      tenderness at the site of operation