10 Minute Procedure for Permanent Birth Control
Once your family is complete, Essure offers a 10 minute procedure for permanent contraception. Essure is a permanent birth control procedure that works with your body to create a natural barrier to prevent pregnancy. The Essure procedure offers women benefits that no other permanent birth control can.
- Surgery-free—A simple procedure performed in your doctor’s office in less than 10 minutes
- Hormone-free—A more natural birth control method
- Anesthesia-free—There’s no slowing down to recover, and most women return to normal activities in less than a day
- Worry-free—Since 2002 over half a million women and their doctors have trusted Essure as the most effective* permanent birth control
An Essure-certified doctor places soft, flexible inserts into each of your fallopian tubes through the natural pathways of your vagina and cervix. There is no incision necessary. The tip of each insert remains visible, so your doctor can confirm that placement is accurate.
Over the next three months, your body works with the Essure inserts to form a natural barrier within your fallopian tubes that prevents sperm from reaching your eggs. Your ovaries will continue to release eggs, but they will be absorbed naturally into your body. You must continue to use another form of birth control during these three months.
After three months you’ll take the Essure Confirmation Test to confirm you can no longer get pregnant. A special dye is introduced into your uterus, then viewed on an x-ray to confirm that the inserts are in place and your fallopian tubes are fully blocked. Once you receive verification from your doctor, you can start relying on Essure for permanent birth control.
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