Essure is a surgery-free permanent birth control procedure that works with your body to create a natural barrier to prevent pregnancy. The Essure procedure offers benefits that no other birth control can.
- Surgery Free - A quick procedure performed in the office
- Hormone Free - A more natural birth control with no hormonal side effects
- No Slow-down Recovery - Most women return to normal activities in less than a day
- Worry Free - Because your doctor will confirm that your tubes are blocked, you don't have to worry about an unplanned pregnancy and the hassels with temporary birth control again
Essure was designed for busy women so you won't have to take time out of your busy daily life to worry with other temporary birth control methods. During this quick procedure, your doctor places soft, flexible Essure inserts into your fallopian tubes through the natural pathways of your vagina and cervix, so no incision is necessary. The inserts are made of the same material proven that is used and proven safe for heart stents and other medical devices.
Over the next 3 months you body works with the insers to form a natural barrier in your fallopian tubes. This barrier prevents sperm from reaching the egg so that pregnancy cannot occur. During this 3 month period, you must use another form of birth control.
To provide you with the confidence that you are protected from unwanted pregnancy, you'll have an Essure Confirmation Test. This test verifies that the inserts are in place and that your fallopian tubes are fully blocked.
During the Essure Confirmation Test, a special dye is introduced into the uterus. Using an X-ray, your doctor can verify that the inserts have been placed correctly and fluid cannot flow past them. This confirms that your tubes are fully blocked and you can rely on Essure as your sole form of birth control.