- a method of permanent sterilization for women, involving the surgical sealing of the fallopian tubes to prevent the ovum from passing from the ovary to the uterus.
Origin of tubal ligation
First recorded in 1945–50
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- the tying of the Fallopian tubes as a method of sterilization
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- A method of female sterilization in which the fallopian tubes are surgically tied.
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- A method of sterilization in which the fallopian tubes are surgically tied.
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