According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) more U.S. women get their tubes tied than women anywhere...
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) more U.S. women get their tubes tied than women anywhere else. The birth control pill still ranks as the number one contraceptive in America, but it's more popular, woman per woman, in other areas. The CDC notes that sterilization, also known as tubal ligation, or tube-tying is done by 1 in 4 married women - no word on exactly how many unmarried women get their tubes tied, but researchers from the new CDC report say figures appear the same whether a woman is married or not. With this in mind, you should remember that getting your tubes tied is pretty darn final. Tubal ligation is a big decision, not to be taken lightly. True, the pill has some annoying side effects, but it's not permanent birth control, like tubal ligation is. Learn more:
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