Family Tree Clinic

Birth Control

Tubal Ligation and Vasectomy

Tubal Ligation
Getting a tubal ligation, or “tubes tied,” is a permanent surgery that creates a block in the fallopian tube so the sperm and egg cells can’t meet up. A person will still ovulate and have periods though.

Vasectomy is another permanent option and sometimes also known as getting the “tubes tied.” It’s an in-office procedure where a doctor will create a block in the vas deferens (a tube that transports sperm for ejaculation). Once blocked, sperm is not able to come out when a person ejaculates. The semen still comes out and it looks and feels the same as it did before.