Tubal sterilization is the most common method of contraception among married women in the United States. The risk of failure of tubal ligation is 1-2% over a 10 year period. When failure occurs, approximately 30% of pregnancies are ectopic pregnancies (pregnancy in the fallopian tube). Overall 1-2% of women may regret tubal ligation and it’s more common in women who are younger than age 30 at the time of tubal sterilization. Factors that impact the decision to have reversal of tubal sterilization (tubal reversal) include a change in marital status, death of a child, having only boys or girls prior to sterilization and the desire to expand the family.
Tubal reversal is generally done under microscopic approach through a lower horizontal abdominal incision measuring 6 cm (minilaparotom