The risk of menstrual abnormalities after tubal sterilization: A case control study
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Background: Tubal sterilization is the method of family planning most commonly used. The existence of the post-tubal-ligation syndrome of menstrual abnormalities has been the subject of debate for decades. Methods: In a cross-sectional study, 112 women with the history of Pomeroy type of tubal ligation achieved by minilaparatomy as the case group and 288 women with no previous tubal ligation as the control group were assessed for menstrual abnormalities. Results: Menstrual abnormalities were not significantly different between the case and control groups (p = 0.824). The abnormal uterine bleeding frequency differences in two different age groups (30-39 and 40-45 years old) were statistically significant (p = 0.0176). Conclusion: Tubal sterilization does not cause menstrual irregularities. © 2005 shobeiri and AtashKhoii; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.