Trusted by women and doctors for over 10 years, Essure works with your body to create a natural, permanent barrier against pregnancy. This gentle procedure can be performed in a clinic or outpatient setting in just minutes.
Essure offers women and couples what tubal ligation and vasectomy cannot
- No cutting, burning or scarring
- No general anaesthesia required
- No hormones
- No guessing - your doctor can confirm when you can rely on Essure for contraception
- Freedom from the pain and recovery time of a tubal ligation or vasectomy
- Short procedure time - Essure only takes about 10 minutes to perform
You will never have to worry about unplanned pregnancy again
Essure blocks the sperm and egg from meeting, so unlike some coils, conception cannot occur. Additionally, unlike oral contraceptives, rings and the leading coil, Essure does not contain hormones to interfere with your natural menstrual cycle. Your periods should be mostly unaffected by the Essure procedure.
The Essure procedure is permanent and NOT reversible. Therefore, you should be sure you do not want children in the future.
About the Procedure
The Essure procedure does not require any incisions. Instead, a gynecologist inserts soft, flexible inserts through the body’s natural pathways (vagina, cervix, and uterus) and into your fallopian tubes.
The procedure can be performed in a clinic or outpatient facility without general anaesthesia, and most women resume their normal activities within one day.
During the weeks following the procedure, your body and the inserts work together to form a natural barrier that prevents sperm from reaching the egg. During this period, you must continue using another form of contraception (other than a coil).
Three months after the Essure procedure, a doctor will perform an Essure Confirmation Test to verify placement of the inserts, confirming that you can rely on Essure for permanent contraception.