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tubal ligation Line breaks: tubal li|ga¦tion

Definition of tubal ligation in English:


A surgical procedure for female sterilization which involves severing and tying the fallopian tubes: some women experience increased menstrual pain following a tubal ligation [mass noun]: occasionally, tubal ligation is performed immediately after childbirth
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  • A tubal ligation is a surgical sterilization technique for women in which the fallopian tubes are closed or tied.
  • The surgeon also completed a tubal ligation during the procedure.
  • Operations on women are commonly called tubal ligation, as the procedures aim to occlude or ‘ligate’ the Fallopian tubes.

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