Why it's doneBy Mayo Clinic staff
The Adiana system is a type of female sterilization. Benefits of the Adiana system include:
- Lack of significant long-term side effects
- No need to buy contraception, interrupt sex for contraception or seek partner compliance
- No incision
- Convenience — the Adiana system can be implanted at your health care provider's office
- No effect on your menstrual cycle
The Adiana system isn't appropriate for everyone, however. Your health care provider may discourage you from choosing the Adiana system if you:
- Are allergic to the contrast agent used to confirm tubal blockage
- Are taking medications that suppress your immune system
- Have an external pacemaker or internal cardioverter defibrillator
- Have a uterine or tubal condition that prevents access to one or both tubal openings
- Might want to become pregnant
- Previously had a tubal ligation
- Recently gave birth or had an abortion
- Recently had a pelvic infection
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