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How effective is tubal ligation?
I am 46 years old and had it done 6 years ago but am still very scared of having sex for fear of pregnancy.
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Hi!
If you were my patient, I would advise you that your age alone protects you from pregnancy.  That combined with the tubal ligation should approach 99.9% effectiveness.  I wouldn't ever give 100%.  If you are that concerned you could use condoms as well, but really don't need to .
Good luck!
Dr B
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