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Essure: Non-Surgical Permanent Birth Control in TaosApril 7, 2014

ESSURE: The Most Effective Permanent Birth Control for Women - Non-Surgical Permanent Sterilization

Is your family finished growing? Do you worry about getting pregnant? Do you want permanent birth that’s easy and convenient? If you’ve answered yes to these questions the Essure birth control method could be an option for you. Essure is a permanent birth control method that works with your body to prevent pregnancy and is now available in Taos. 

Many insurance providers and programs cover Essure. It offers women what no birth control ever has.

  • No cuts, no scars, no stiches
  • Convenient
  • Easy recovery
  • No surgery or anesthesia
  • No burning
  • No hormones
  • Performed in less than 10 minutes
  • Peace of mind - your doctor can confirm when you can rely on Essure for birth control

The Essure procedure is permanent and is NOT reversible. Therefore, you should be sure you do not want children in the future.

Your gynecologist at Taos Women's Health Institute inserts two small metal and fiber coils (made from the same trusted material used in heart stents) through the body’s natural pathways (vagina, cervix, and uterus) and into your fallopian tubes, the passageway between the ovary and the uterus. The very tip of the device remains outside the fallopian tube, which provides you and your doctor with immediate visual confirmation of placement.

During the 3 months 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 birth control (other than an IUD).

After three months, it’s time to get an Essure Confirmation Test to verify you’re protected from the worries of unplanned pregnancy. The test uses a dye and a special type of x-ray to ensure both that the inserts are in place and that the fallopian tubes are completely blocked.

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