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I had my son 11 years ago I
also got my tubes cut. I have heard that after 10 years you could
get pregnant again.
I wished that I did not get
that done because I got divorced and
I am with a
man and he wants kids. My question
is can I get pregnant
again and is there anything I can
do so I could have a baby? Cindy
Answer: Dear Cindy,
Tubal ligation is considered to be a permanent method of birth control and the occurrence of pregnancy after it, not matter how longo ago it was, is only 0.5% . A surgery can be performed to reverse a tubal ligation but it is not always effective and it can be difficult and expensive.
The following factors play a role in the sucess of a tubal ligation reversal:
- Type of tubal ligation originally performed.
The best candidates for a tubal ligation reversal are women whose original tubal ligation included the removal of a small section of the fallopian tubes or had clips/rings placed around the tubes.
Overall, success rates for tubal ligation reversal vary from 20 percent to 70 percent.
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