Also known as having your tubes tied, tubal sterilization is a permanent type of birth control. During this procedure, your doctor will cut, tie or block your fallopian tubes to prevent pregnancy.

Tubal sterilization prevents an egg from traveling from the ovaries through the fallopian tubes and blocks sperm from traveling up the fallopian tubes to the egg. It doesn’t affect your menstrual cycle.

Your doctor can perform tubal sterilization after the 10th week post-partum. Most tubal sterilization procedures can’t be reversed.

Talk to your Desert West doctor to determine if this is the right birth control option for you.