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High BMI does not complicate postpartum tubal ligation

Key clinical point: Postpartum tubal ligation may be a safe and reasonable option among patients in the highest BMI category.

Major finding: A morbidity event occurred in 2% of patients, and the proportion of patients with a complication did not significantly differ across BMI categories.

Study details: An analysis of data from 1,014 women who underwent postpartum sterilization following vaginal delivery at one center in 2018.

Disclosures: The researchers had no relevant disclosures.


Byrne JJ et al. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Jan;222(1):S290, Abstract 442.