Essure Offers Women Permanent Birth Control In The Comfort Of Their Doctor's Office
If you believe your family is complete and you have considered permanent birth control, then a fast and convenient in-office procedure, called Essure, might be the perfect choice for you. Available right at Women's HealthFirst, Essure is a minimally invasive, technologically advanced means of sterilization.
As effective as the traditional "tying your tubes", Essure is surgery-free and hormone-free and can be performed in as little as ten minutes in the comforts of the Women's HealthFirst office. Recovery time is minimal and you return to your busy life as quickly and painlessly as possible.
Since 2002, over half a million women and their doctors have trusted Essure as the most effective, hassle-free, permanent birth control available on the market. Hormone-free, it works with your body to create a natural barrier to prevent pregnancy, offering women benefits that no other permanent birth control can.
Designed with your active lifestyle in mind, Essure is performed without general anesthesia, so there is no slowing down to recover. Most women return to normal activities that same day. Unlike many temporary methods of birth control such as oral contraceptives, the shot, the ring and some IUDs, the Essure inserts do not contain hormones. Therefore, they will not interfere with your monthly cycle nor cause the side effects that women might experience with hormone-related birth control.
During the brief procedure, your Essure-certified Women's HealthFirst physician slides the small, soft inserts through the natural pathways of your vagina and cervix into your fallopian tubes, so no surgery or incision is required. The very tip of each insert remains visible to your doctor, providing immediate confirmation of proper placement. The flexible Essure inserts are made out of the same dependable, silicone-free material used in heart stents, so they comfortably bend and conform to the shape of your fallopian tubes while remaining securely in place.
Then, over the next three months, your body works with the Essure inserts to form a natural barrier within each of your fallopian tubes, preventing sperm from reaching the eggs, thereby preventing pregnancy. During this three-month timeframe, however, you must continue to use another form of birth control.
After three months, it’s time for your Essure Confirmation Test. During this simple test, a special dye is introduced into your uterus and viewed on an x-ray monitor. In so doing, your Women's HealthFirst doctor can confirm that your fallopian tubes are completely blocked and the inserts are in place. Once you receive this verification, you can rely on Essure for permanent birth control.
Like all permanent birth control procedures, including tubal ligation and vasectomy, the Essure procedure should not be considered reversible, so you should be certain you do not want to become pregnant in the future.
The Essure procedure is covered by most insurance providers. If the procedure is performed in your doctor's office, your payment may be as low as a simple co-pay, depending on your insurance plan. So be sure to talk to your Women's HealthFirst doctor to see if Essure is right for you, and discover why more than half a million women and their doctors trust Essure as the most effective, hassle-free permanent birth control available today.
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