Essure – Permanent Birth Control
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About the procedure
Unlike other permanent birth control, the Essure procedure does not require cutting into the body or the use of radio-frequency energy to burn the fallopian tubes. Instead, an Essure trained doctor inserts soft, flexible inserts through the body’s natural pathways (vagina, cervix, and uterus) and into your fallopian tubes. The very tip of the device remains outside the fallopian tube, which provides you and your doctor with immediate visual confirmation of placement.
During the 3 months following the procedure, your body and the inserts work together to form a natural barrier that prevents sperm from reaching the egg. During this period, you must continue using another form of birth control (other than an IUD).
After three months, it’s time to get an Essure Confirmation Test to verify you’re protected from the worries of unplanned pregnancy. The test uses a dye and special type of x-ray to ensure both that the inserts are in place and that the fallopian tubes are completely blocked.
Unlike birth control pills, patches, rings, and some forms of IUDs, Essure does not contain hormones to interfere with your natural menstrual cycle. Your periods should more or less continue in their natural state.
No surgery, cutting or burning
The Essure inserts are passed through the body’s natural pathways and inserted into the fallopian tubes. Unlike other forms of permanent birth control, there is no cutting into the body, burning, or destruction of the fallopian tubes through the use of radio-frequency energy.
Trusted by hundreds of thousands of women and their doctors for over 5 years, the Essure procedure is 99.74% effective, making it the most effective method of permanent birth control. It is the only birth control method with zero pregnancies in clinical trials.
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