Why it's doneBy Mayo Clinic staff
The Essure system is a type of female sterilization. Benefits of the Essure 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 Essure system can be implanted at your health care provider's office
- No effect on your menstrual cycle
The Essure system isn't appropriate for everyone, however. Your health care provider may discourage you from choosing the Essure system if you:
- Are sensitive to nickel or allergic to the contrast agent used to confirm tubal blockage
- 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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