Q&A: Can you get artificially inseminated if you have had a tubal ligation?
posted on 2/1/2016
Ask A Doctor Question:
Can you get artificially inseminated if you have had a tubal ligation or do you have to get a reversal? Would it be possible for a woman that is 48 years old?- Rich
When a woman undergoes a tubal ligation procedure, both fallopian tubes are occluded. An insemination procedure involves placement of a concentrated sample of sperm directly into the uterus, followed by movement of the sperm into the fallopian tubes to meet an ovulated egg (an egg that is released from the ovary and picked up by the fallopian tube. Therefore, an insemination procedure is not feasible when the fallopian tubes have been blocked as in a tubal ligation.
--Alan Martinez, MD
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