Vasectomy procedures now out-number tubal ligations in British Columbia, clearly indicating a shift in people's thinking.
A tubal ligation carries a greater potential health risk for a woman than a vasectomy does for a man. This is because a
tubal ligation requires a general anesthetic, and it introduces the chance of abdominal trauma during the surgery. It
also increases the risk of other life-threatening complications such as an ectopic pregnancy. Consider also that a tubal
ligation costs the medical system significantly more than vasectomy.