tubal ligation is used by about the same number of women but is much less easy to undo.
What she now thinks they were talking about was a tubal ligation.
I was on birth control pills for years, and when I got my OBGYN to agree to it- I got a tubal ligation.
tubal tu·bal (tōō'bəl, tyōō'-)
Of, relating to, or occurring in a tube, such as the fallopian tube or the eustachian tube.
(1.) The fifth son of Japheth (Gen. 10:2). (2.) A nation, probably descended from the son of Japheth. It is mentioned by Isaiah (66:19), along with Javan, and by Ezekiel (27:13), along with Meshech, among the traders with Tyre, also among the confederates of Gog (Ezek. 38:2, 3; 39:1), and with Meshech among the nations which were to be destroyed (32:26). This nation was probably the Tiberini of the Greek historian Herodotus, a people of the Asiatic highland west of the Upper Euphrates, the southern range of the Caucasus, on the east of the Black Sea.