Tubal ligation

WA only

Tubal ligation is a permanent method of contraception, also known as female sterilisation, which involves blocking both fallopian tubes, preventing the passage of eggs (ova) to the uterus, thereby preventing pregnancy.

At Marie Stopes Midland in Western Australia, we perform laparoscopic sterilisation, also known as ‘keyhole’ or ‘minimally invasive’ surgery, which requires only small incisions, minimising risk and recovery time. The procedure takes about 20-30 minutes and is performed under a general anaesthetic. Two small incisions are made on your abdomen, about 1-2cm long through which specialised surgical instruments are inserted to see the fallopian tubes. The most common method of tubal ligation is to block each tube by placing a clip on it, though sometimes other procedures are used to close the tubes.

Our Midland clinic is a modern and spacious fully-accredited day surgery clinic. Our passionate and experienced staff work extremely hard to ensure that each patient receives the most comprehensive care that focuses on their individual needs. Your welfare is of utmost importance to us, which is why we offer free decision-based counselling and 24 hour nurse aftercare services to help you before, during and after your procedure.

You will need a referral from your GP to access tubal ligation services at our clinic. Details for your GP on how to do this can be found on our page for doctors and includes referral templates to facilitate.

Tubal ligation procedure

It is very important that you do not eat anything (including lollies or gum) for 6 hours prior to your appointment. If you do not fast, we will need to cancel or reschedule your appointment.

You must not drive a motor vehicle for 24 hours following your appointment and you must have someone to accompany you home. You cannot travel home alone by taxi.

If your arrival is delayed for any reason, please call in advance to let us know.

When you book your appointment, you will be provided with an information pack by email, which has important information about your procedure. Please ensure that you read it carefully.

Call 1300 003 707 to speak to our friendly staff or enquire online.

Speak to our friendly staff about a tubal ligation appointment or book online

Tubal ligation cost

Tubal ligation costs vary on a number of factors, including where you live (there may be special funding arrangements in place), whether you have private health insurance and what your policy covers.

Contact us to get an accurate assessment of what it may cost you, based on your personal circumstances.

Tubal ligation: what to expect

Speak to our friendly staff or book an tubal ligation appointment online