The Essure Procedure

The Essure procedure takes about 10 minutes and can be performed in your doctor's office. There's no downtime to recover-most women go home within 45 minutes. You'll be able to resume normal activities within 1 to 2 days.

Here is an overview of the Essure procedure:

The first step in the Essure procedure is placing the Essure insert into each fallopian tube

1. Placing the Essure inserts


Your doctor will place a soft and flexible insert into each of your fallopian tubes. No incisions are needed because the inserts are placed through the natural pathway of your vagina and cervix.

Over 3 months the body forms a natural barrier around the Essure inserts

2. Formation of the natural barrier


Over the next 3 months, your body forms a natural barrier around the Essure inserts that prevent sperm from reaching your eggs. During the 3-month period, you must continue using another form of birth control.

In step 3 of the Essure procedure, the Essure Confirmation Test is administered, confirming the inserts are in place and the fallopian tubes are blocked

3. Essure Confirmation Test


After 3 months, a doctor administers the Essure Confirmation Test using contrast dye and a special type of x-ray. The test confirms that the inserts are placed correctly, your fallopian tubes are blocked, and pregnancy is permanently prevented. Until you receive confirmation from your doctor, you must continue to use another form of birth control to prevent pregnancy.

Essure inserts do not contain hormones. You'll continue to have your normal period and your ovaries will continue to release eggs. Since the eggs cannot be fertilized, they are simply absorbed back into your body.

Check out this video to learn more about the Essure procedure:

Next: Essure Confirmation Test

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