Essure® - Contraception
A doctor that is trained in Essure can perform the procedure in his or her office. The Essure micro-inserts are made of polyester fibers, nickel-titanium, and stainless steel. After the micro-inserts are placed in the fallopian tubes, your body grows a tissue barrier that prevents the egg from contacting sperm. You will still produce eggs, but they will be absorbed by your body instead of traveling through your fallopian tubes and into your uterus. Studies have shown Essure to be 99.8% effective in preventing pregnancy.
Over the next three months, your body will respond to the micro-inserts and form a tissue barrier. Until this time you will need to use another form of contraception. After three months, your doctor will take a special type of X-ray to confirm that your fallopian tubes are blocked and that you can rely on Essure for birth control. Because Essure does not contain hormones, your periods should remain similar to how they were before the procedure.
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