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Are fallopian tubes tied during tubal ligation?

While the term "tubal ligation" or "getting your tubes tied" are commonly used phrases, the more appropriate term is tubal interruption. That's because there is no actual "tying" involved in most techniques currently used to permanently block the road between the ovary and the uterus. In addition, the ways in which sterilization is performed today are radically different than in our mothers' day.

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