Human Reproduction Problem Set

Problem 12: Surgical sterilization of females

Tutorial to help answer the question

Birth control in females by surgical sterilization generally involves cutting and tying the cut ends of the _________


Fallopian tubes

Female sterilization or tubal ligation consist of cutting out a small piece of the each oviduct. As with the male, the cut ends are tied off.

The eggs can no longer descend into the uterus and the sperm can no longer reach the egg.

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