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Women who are looking for a permanent form of birth control may be interested in a procedure called postpartum tubal ligation. This procedure is performed immediately after a woman has given birth (hence the name "postpartum"), and it prevents future pregnancy by blocking the fallopian tubes. Recent studies show that this surgery has a success rate of over 99 percent.
It's important to keep in mind that getting a tubal ligation after pregnancy is considered an irreversible, permanent form of birth control. While no surgery is completely free of risks, major complications occur in less than 1 out of 1,000 procedures.
(Click Postpartum Tubal Ligation to learn more about this procedure, including specific complications that may occur.)