Three Reasons EssureⓇ Could Be a Good Option for You

Permanent birth control is a personal choice women make after they’ve carefully considered their options and weighed the benefits and risks. Women have both surgical and nonsurgical options to end their fertility. Essure is a nonsurgical, permanent form of contraception that creates a natural barrier against pregnancy.

Birth control is highly individual, so a form that’s right for one woman might not work for another. Your doctor here at Capital Women’s Care will work with you to help you decide whether or not Essure is the right birth control option for your needs.

What is Essure?

Essure is a form of permanent birth control that involves placing metal and fiber coils in the fallopian tubes. This causes tissue to form around the coils, which prevents sperm from reaching an egg.

The procedure is irreversible and takes about three months until it prevents pregnancy. You’ll need to use another form of birth control until the Essure implant becomes effective. It doesn’t change your hormones or alter anything else about your reproductive system.

We’ve pulled together a few reasons why you might find Essure to be a good choice for birth control.

Reason #1: You’re certain about ending your fertility

Not worrying about an unplanned pregnancy is a major benefit of permanent birth control for women who are sure about ending their ability to bear children. When you’re done having children or not planning on having any, permanent birth control can provide peace of mind in knowing that you won’t unexpectedly become pregnant. You won’t need to worry about taking hormones or daily birth control because you’ll be protected from pregnancy 24/7 for the rest of your life. You can relax and enjoy intimacy without worrying about birth control.

Reason #2: You want a highly effective permanent option

Essure is an extremely effective form of permanent birth control. In fact, it’s over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. After our doctor places the coils, the chances of getting pregnant are less than 0.1%.

Your Capital Women’s Care provider performs the procedure right in the office, and you can return to your regular activities the same day. There’s no incision or scarring of the skin, and most women report no long-term side effects. Your provider will perform a confirmation test to make sure the Essure implant is working.

Reason #3: You want a convenient long-term birth control

Once your doctor says Essure is working and that it’s safe for you to have sex without using birth control, there isn’t anything else you need to do. You won’t need to make any trips to the pharmacy or stop in for frequent visits. You don’t need to buy anything or do anything extra. With Essure working to prevent pregnancy, that’s pretty much it. You have the freedom to have sex without thinking about contraception.

Essure allows you to leave the hassles of temporary contraceptives behind. To explore your options and learn more about Essure permanent birth control, call one of our offices in Arlington or McLean, Virginia, to schedule an appointment with a Capital Women’s Care provider or send your request online.

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