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    Pregnancy after Tubal

    I have heard it is possible to become pregnant after a tubal ligation, especially 5 plus years following the procedure. My fourth child was born almost 13 years ago. Should I be concerned at the possibility of pregnancy? Would it be wise to seek contraception? What is the likelihood of a successful pregnancy and birth after a tubal?

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    Hello,

    A tubal ligation is not 100% effective, particularly with time as you say. It is termed a permanent contraceptive method but very occasionally the body can naturally reverse this procedure. This partly depends on the type of tubal ligation you had performed. In terms of the statistics, 10 years after the procedure pregnancy may occur in 18 women per 1000 who had the procedure. Obviously this is a small number but it depends on how you see this risk. No contraception is 100% effective. Tubal ligation is one of the permanent and least likely pregnancy options. However, there is never a 0% chance of you becoming pregnant... unless you don't have sex

    Warm wishes,
    LJ

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