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.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerFemi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology