Is Essure Right for me?

If your family is complete, you may be ready to consider Essure permanent birth control


Essure can help you stop worrying about an unplanned pregnancy.

Essure might be right for you if:

  • You are certain you do not want any more children
  • You desire a permanent birth control
  • You prefer a method or procedure that:
    • - Does not take a lot of time
    • - Does not require surgery or general anesthesia
    • - Does not contain hormones

Essure is not right for you if:

  • You have only one fallopian tube
  • You have one or both fallopian tubes closed or obstructed
  • You have had your "tubes tied" (tubal ligation)
  • You are allergic to contrast dye used during x-ray exams
  • You are unwilling to undergo the Essure Confirmation Test
  • You are uncertain about ending your fertility

Before having the Essure procedure, make sure you:

  • Are not or have not been pregnant within the past 6 weeks
  • Have not had a recent pelvic infection
  • Are not in the second half (weeks 3 and 4) of your menstrual cycle. During that time, there is an increased risk of being pregnant prior to having the Essure procedure
  • Are not taking or receiving therapy that suppresses your immune system. Examples include chemotherapy or corticosteroids, such as prednisone. Therapy that suppresses the immune system may make the Essure procedure less effective for birth control

Important: Essure inserts do not protect against HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases.

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Report any adverse events or product technical complaints involving the Essure system immediately by calling 877-ESSURE1 (877.377.8731).
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