What is Essure?

Essure is the only non-surgical permanent birth control available

Essure is a permanent birth control option that can help you live without the worry of an unplanned pregnancy.

  • Non-surgical—Essure is a short 10-minute procedure that can be performed right in your doctor’s office.
  • There's no downtime to recover—most women go home within 45 minutes and resume normal activities within 1-2 days
  • Non-hormonal -Essure inserts do not contain or release hormones
  • Proven—Essure is over 99% effective*
  • May be available at no cost—Essure may be covered by your health insurance plan at no cost
  • FDA-approved and has been available for over 10 years

*Based on 5-year clinical study data.
Some restrictions may apply.

What makes Essure work

The Essure device is small, soft, and flexible The Essure inserts work with your body to form a natural barrier that keeps sperm from reaching the eggs, preventing pregnancy. While the natural barrier forms over time, another form of birth control must be used.

Shape - The Essure inserts are designed to bend and conform to the shape of your fallopian tubes while remaining securely in place.

Placement - The soft, flexible Essure inserts are designed to be placed through the natural pathways of your vagina and cervix, so no incisions are needed.

Material - The Essure inserts do not contain hormones and are made from some of the same material that is used in heart stents and other medical devices.

The Essure inserts contain small amounts of nickel-titanium alloy. Patients who are allergic to nickel may have an allergic reaction to the inserts. Symptoms include rash, itching, and hives.

To find out more about the Essure procedure, watch this video here.

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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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