Research Article

Comparison between laparoscopic sterilization and tubal ligation.

Br Med J 1975; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5984.637 (Published 13 September 1975) Cite this as: Br Med J 1975;3:637
  1. G Hughes,
  2. W A Liston

    Abstract

    During 1970-3, 1910 laparoscopic sterilizations and 531 tubal ligations were performed in Aberdeen. Common complications occurred with 61 (3.2%) and 99 (18.6%) of the operations respectively, but the pregnancy rate was much higher (2.2%) after laparoscopic sterilization.