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Essure® Permanent Birth Control

Essure is a surgery-free permanent birth control procedure that works with your body to create a natural barrier to prevent pregnancy.


A quick procedure in 10 minutes that can be performed in your doctor’s office


Essure inserts do not contain or release hormones

No downtime to recover

You can go home in 45 minutes after the procedure. Most women return to normal activities in 1-2 days


Essure is 99.83% effective

The Essure procedure was designed with you in mind so you won't need to take time away from your busy life. During this quick 10 minute procedure, a doctor places the soft, flexible Essure inserts into your fallopian tubes through the natural pathways of your vagina and cervix, so no incision is necessary. The inserts are made of some of the same material that is used in heart stents and other medical devices.

Over the next three months, your body works with the inserts to form a natural barrier in your fallopian tubes. This barrier prevents sperm from reaching the egg so that pregnancy cannot occur. During this three-month period, you must continue to use another form of birth control.

Essure Procedure Animation