Essure Sterilization

Birth control is a serious concern for many women, and the decision on which birth control method is best for them is just as important. There are a multitude of birth control options available although many come with side effects and hassles. Once a women feels confident that she no longer wants to become pregnant, and is satisfied with her current situation, permanent birth control such as Essure sterilization may be the best option.

Essure is a permanent form of birth control, it is extremely important that you are 100% certain you do not want to become pregnant before choosing Essure sterilization.

 

Essure Procedure

 

Benefits of Essure Sterilization

Essure sterilization is 99.8% effective in preventing pregnancies

While essure sterilization cannot guarantee 100% effectiveness in preventing pregnancies, it is by far more effective than other birth control options such as tubal ligation, vasectomies, condoms, contraceptives, and birth control. Essure sterilization also has little to no side effects.

Benefits of the essure procedure:

  • 99.8% effective in preventing pregnancies
  • No need for anesthesia
  • Hormones are not needed
  • Very little downtime
  • Quick procedure
  • Can be covered by insurance

Essure Procedure

In thirteen minutes your Essure procedure will be complete, anesthesia is unnecessary since the device is inserted through the body naturally. During the procedure, tiny spring coils will be inserted through the vagina and cervix and into the uterus. Within three months, scar tissue will form and block the tubes, this prevents sperm from reaching the eggs. The scarring that is formed around the device makes it impossible for this procedure to be reversed, this is why patients must be certain they no longer want to become pregnant.

Even after the procedure your body will still produce eggs, women can experience temporary changes in their period which may involve lighter or heavier bleeding than normal.

Once the procedure is complete you can return home as soon as possible and resume your daily work and activities. No downtime is necessary once the procedure is complete, and no scarring as well.

Risks

The following risks are associated with the Essure procedure:

  • Mild pain/discomfort during procedure
  • Excessive vaginal bleeding for a few days after the procedure
  • Perforation
  • Expulsion
  • Nausea

The risks of an Essure procedure are extremely rare, if you experience any of these symptoms after undergoing the procedure it is important you speak with your physician.

If you are interested in learning more about the Essure procedure and to find out if this form of birth control is right for you, please call us today to schedule an appointment.

 

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