Tubal sterilization is a permanent form of birth control where the fallopian tubes are:
Tubal sterilization is the most popular form of birth control.
Laparoscopic sterilization is a form of tubal sterilization. Laparoscopic sterilization is highly effective and has a low risk of complications.
A special tool called a laparoscope is inserted through a small incision in the abdomen, around the navel. An additional incision may be made to close off or remove the fallopian tubes. The laparoscope is removed and the incision(s) is closed with stitches or special tape.
Compared to other forms of sterilization, laparoscopic sterilization is generally an outpatient surgery, allowing you to go home the same day.