|Tubectomy is a permanent contraceptive method for females. It is a surgical procedure by which both the fallopian tubes are ligated so that the egg released by the ovaries does not reach the uterus. The fallopian tubes are two tubes that carry the egg released by the ovaries to the uterus.One end of the fallopian tubes open into the abdomen and the other end are connected to the uterus. Each tube is about 10cmm in length. When the ovum or egg is released from the ovary, it is picked up by Fallopian tube through which it moves into the uterus. If sperms are present in the Fallopian tubes, the ovum is fertilized and the resulting embryo is transmitted to the uterus where it is embedded to continue the process of pregnancy.
Gynaecologists, general surgeons and laparoscopic surgeons perform tubectomy.