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Adv Contracept. 1994 Mar;10(1):51-6.

Changes in ovarian function after tubal sterilization.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dicle University, Medical Faculty, Diyarbakir, Turkey.


Changes in ovarian function were evaluated in 43 women, before and after tubal ligation. Midluteal endocrine profiles and endometrial biopsies were investigated before and at 3, 6 and 12 months after the operations. During postoperative follow-up there was significant increase in luteal phase deficiency and midluteal FSH, LH and E2 levels (p < 0.001). Progesterone levels significantly decreased (p < 0.001) and anovulation was observed in 13 (30.2%) of 43 cases. Our data suggest that tubal sterilization carried increased risk in ovarian function, particularly luteal phase deficiency and anovulation.

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