Tubal ligation is a surgical procedure performed on women to close the fallopian tubes (tubes that connect the ovaries to the uterus). The goal is to prevent access of eggs to the tubes and the matrix, which is a permanent form of contraception. This procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis or through membership in a medical center and lasts about 30 minutes. Anesthesia may be epidural, local or general, depending on the case. Usually tubal ligation is a reversible method should permit a permeabilization to allow pregnancy. The risks are common to any surgery, including bleeding, infections and allergic reactions to drugs.