Are you looking for a permanent means of contraception but do not want to have surgery? In the past, permanent contraception required surgery; either a tubal ligation for a woman, or a vasectomy for a man. Today, there are great, non-surgical options for permanent birth control including Essure® permanent contraception/sterilization. Essure® is a patented, permanent birth control procedure that works with your body to create a natural barrier to prevent pregnancy. This patented system does not require surgery nor does it require the use of hormones or anesthesia. Since 2002, over half a million women and their doctors have trusted Essure® as an effective means of birth control.
The Essure® procedure involves sliding small, soft inserts through the natural pathways of your vagina and cervix into your fallopian tubes: no surgery or incision is required. Many advanced Obstetrics and Gynecology practices offer the Essure® system as an in-office procedure. The procedure can be completed in as little as ten minutes and requires virtually no down-time for recovery. For many busy women, this makes it a very attractive option.
Essure® is covered by most health insurance providers. If the procedure is performed in a physician’s office, the cost may be as little as your co-pay, depending on your insurance coverage. It is important to contact your insurance carrier prior to having the procedure to review your benefits and coverage.
If you may want to have children in the future, are pregnant or think you might be pregnant, have been pregnant in the last six weeks or have an active or recent pelvic infection, Essure® permanent sterilization/contraception is not a good fit for you at this time. However, you and your doctor can best decide when and if the Essure® system is right for you.