A mini-laparotomy is done to permanently prevent a woman from becoming
pregnant. This procedure requires one cut (incision) in the pubic area. The
dotted line on the figure shows where the cut is made, and the dotted lines on
the fallopian tubes show where the tubes are closed.
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Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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