Your doctor will place flexible, coiled inserts into each of your fallopian tubes through the natural pathways of your vagina, cervix, and uterus. With Essure birth control, there are no incisions necessary. The tip of each insert remains visible to your doctor, so that your doctor can confirm that placement is accurate.
Over the next three months following the procedure, your body will develop scar tissue within your fallopian tubes to act as a natural barrier to prevent sperm from reaching your eggs. Your ovaries will continue to release eggs, but they will be absorbed naturally into your body because fertilization does not occur. During the first three months following the procedure, you must continue to use another form of birth control.
Three months after the Essure procedure, we will perform a test to confirm that your fallopian tubes are completely blocked. A special dye is used under X-ray to get visual confirmation that the scar tissue formed in your tubes is sufficient to block your eggs from fertilization. Upon confirmation by your doctor, you will be able to rely on the Essure method of birth control as the only method needed to prevent pregnancy
Three key features of the Essure birth control insert help make it the most effective permanent birth control available: the shape, the size and the material from which it’s made.
Since 2002, Essure birth control has been trusted by over half a million women and their doctors, and is covered by most insurance providers.
The above information is based on four years of clinical data.
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. You must continue to use another form of birth control during these three months.
After three months you’ll take an Essure Confirmation Test to confirm that the inserts are in place, your tubes are fully blocked and you can begin relying on Essure for permanent birth control. Learn more about how Essure works.
If you’ve experienced pain or heavy bleeding with your period over the years, ask your doctor about what treatment options are available to you.
The Essure birth control procedure is not surgery. It can be performed in your doctor’s office and requires no general anesthesia or incisions. Most women return to normal activities in less than a day. Essure birth control also has a confirmation test that lets your doctor verify that the inserts are properly in place and your fallopian tubes are fully blocked. Tubal ligation does not provide for this verification.
If you are looking for a permanent birth control solution, ask your doctor if Essure is right for you.