What is the Essure® Procedure?
Essure is different than the traditional method of a sugical tubal ligation. With Essure®, there is no cutting or burning of the body. Instead, an Essure® trained doctor inserts spring like coils, called micro-inserts, through the body's natural pathways (vagina, cervix, and uterus) and into your fallopain tubes.
During the first 3 months following the procedure, your body and the micro-inserts work together to form a tissue barrier that prevents sperm from reaching the egg. During this time you need to use another form of birth control.
After three months, your doctor will perform an Essure® Confirmation Test, a special type of x-ray to confirm that your tubes are completely blocked and that you can rely on Essure® micro-inserts for birth control.
What Are the Benefits?
The Essure® procedure is the first and only FDA approved permanent birth control procedure to have zero pregnancies in the clinical trials.
Additional information about the Essure procedure is available at www.essure.com or by calling the Essure Information line at 1-877-ESSURE1.
What Are the Risks?