Permanent Birth Control Options
Permanent birth control is available for women who are sure they do not want to become pregnant in the future. There are several different methods of permanent birth control methods currently available, but Essure is the preferred method at Eastside Gynecology. Essure is a non-surgical, non-hormonal method of birth control that only affects a woman’s fallopian tubes, and is 99.8% effective.
To find out more about Essure and see if you qualify for the procedure, call us today at 212-308-4988 or contact us online.
What is Permanent Birth Control?
Essure is an irreversible contraception option that involves the insertion of soft, flexible micro-inserts through the cervix and into the fallopian tubes by a healthcare professional. Essure prevents pregnancy by causing tissue to grow around the implanted device. This tissue growth blocks off the fallopian tubes and prevents eggs from entering the uterus – instead, the body safely reabsorbs them.
Some discomfort comparable to moderate menstrual cramping may be experienced during the procedure, but at Eastside Gynecology we offer local anesthetic to make the patient more comfortable. After insertion, you may experience abdominal cramping and vaginal discharge much like that of a light menstrual period. There is no recovery period and patients are allowed to go home the same day of the procedure.
For the first three months after the Essure procedure, a second form of birth control is required. After the initial period has elapsed, our doctors will check the Essure via x-ray to ensure that the tissue has properly grown over and that sterilization has occurred.