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Postpartum tubal ligation safe in obese women

Key clinical point: Obesity did not increase risk of surgical complications or pregnancy after postpartum tubal ligation.

Major finding: There were 1.5% composite morbidity events in the nonobese cohort and 1.3% in the obese cohort.

Study details: A single institution, retrospective study of 3,670 women.

Disclosures: The authors did not report any conflicts of interest.


Byrne JJ et al. Obstet Gynecol. 2020;136:342-8.