Definition of tubal ligation in English:

tubal ligation

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noun

  • 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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