Essure provides confirmation that you are protected from an unplanned pregnancy
The Essure Confirmation Test takes place three months after your Essure procedure to give your body time to form a natural barrier around the Essure inserts. During this time, it is important that you continue to use another form of contraception, other than a coil, to prevent pregnancy.
The Essure Confirmation Test confirms the placement of the inserts. Your doctor will explain this test to you and share the results with you when they are available. After you receive confirmation, you will know you can rely on Essure as your sole form of contraception.
Based on your results, a second Confirmation Test may be needed. This second test uses a special type of dye and x-ray that confirms placement of the inserts and blockage of the fallopian tubes.
Until you receive confirmation directly from your doctor, that you are protected from pregnancy, you must continue using another form of contraception.