Reliable, Worry-Free, Permanent Birth Control

on May 1, 2013

What is Essure?

Essure is a permanent birth control procedure that works with your body to create a natural barrier against pregnancy. The Essure procedure involves placing soft, flexible inserts into your fallopian tubes. Over a period of about three months, tissue forms around the inserts. The build-up of tissue creates a barrier that keeps sperm from reaching the eggs and prevents conception.

Step 1: Placing the Essure inserts

The Essure procedure is usually performed in your doctor’s office. During the procedure, the doctor will place a tiny insert into each of your fallopian tubes. The inserts are soft and flexible, and are delivered with a tube through your vagina and cervix, and into your fallopian tubes. No incisions are needed. The inserts do not contain or release hormones and are made of some of the same materials that are used in other medical devices that remain implanted or inserted in your body.

Step 2: Waiting for the natural barrier to form

Over the next three months, your body will form tissue around the Essure inserts. This will develop a natural barrier within the fallopian tubes. The barrier prevents sperm from reaching the eggs that are produced every month. During the three-month period, you must continue to use another form of birth control to prevent pregnancy.

Step 3: Essure Confirmation Test

After three months, a doctor will administer the Essure Confirmation Test. The test will verify that the inserts are in their correct location and your fallopian tubes are blocked. The doctor will use contrast dye and a special type of x-ray during the confirmation test.

When your family is complete

More and more women like you are making the decision to have the Essure procedure to prevent unplanned pregnancy so they can enjoy the lives they have built for themselves. They’re choosing lives without hormones or the hassle of other birth control methods and the confidence of knowing that they are protected from unplanned pregnancy forever.