Essure is a permanent birth control procedure that works with your body to prevent pregnancy. During the Essure procedure, a soft, flexible insert is placed into each of your fallopian tubes. Over the next three months, a barrier forms around the inserts. During this time you must continue using another form of birth control to prevent pregnancy. This barrier, which is made of scar tissue, helps keep sperm from reaching the eggs so pregnancy cannot occur.

Essure was approved by the FDA in 2002. Over 750,000 women and their doctors have chosen Essure for permanent birth control.*

*Based on units sold worldwide

MINIMALLY INVASIVE PROCEDURE

Essure placement requires no cutting, leaves no visible scars, and can be performed in your doctor’s office.

NO GENERAL ANESTHESIA REQUIRED

You can remain fully conscious during the procedure. Your doctor may recommend a medication to reduce anxiety and/or use a local (numbing) anesthetic to reduce potential discomfort.

NON-HORMONAL

For women who want or need non-hormonal birth control, Essure inserts do not contain or release any hormones.

RETURN TO NORMAL ACTIVITY WITHIN 1 TO 2 DAYS

The majority of women (60%) return to normal activity within 1 day or less, and more than 75% return to normal activities within 2 days.

SHORT PLACEMENT TIME

Total procedure time on average is 36 minutes. In the most recent clinical study, over 96% of women were able to have both inserts placed at the first placement attempt.

HIGHLY EFFECTIVE

The Essure procedure is 99.3% effective at preventing pregnancy in patients who were told to rely on Essure for birth control.*

You must continue to use another form of birth control until you have your Essure Confirmation Test and your doctor tells you that you can rely on Essure for birth control.

*based on first year reliance in the most recent clinical study