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Non-Surgical Permanent Methods

Hysteroscopic sterilization (or non-surgical permanent sterilization) is the "plugging up" of the fallopian tubes without the use of incisions. Options include Essure and Adiana. With Essure, micro-inserts are placed in each fallopian tube through the uterus. With Adiana, low levels of radiofrequency energy are applied to a small part of each fallopian tube, after which a tiny rice-sized insert is placed in each tube. Over time, scar tissue will grow around either the micro-insert or the rice-sized insert. This tissue will completely block the fallopian tubes, permanently preventing conception.

The Essure Permanent Birth Control Procedure
Essure is a non-surgical permanent birth control procedure. This type of hysteroscopic sterilization does not require any incisions and consists of micro-inserts (coil implants) that are inserted into the fallopian tubes. Learn all about the Essure tubal ligation procedure -– what to expect, advantages, risks, and effectiveness.

Making The Essure Procedure Decision
Deciding to seek permanent birth control is a major decision. Women can choose between a tubal ligation, surgery that closes off the fallopian tubes or Essure. If you know that permanent sterilization is the choice for you, you may want to learn more about minimally-invasive Essure. Celebrities like Picabo Street and Trista Sutter are determined...

Picabo Street Undergoes Essure
Picabo Street is openly discussing her Essure decision. Deciding to seek permanent birth control is a major decision. If you’ve already decided that permanent sterilization is the way to go, the Essure, non-surgical permanent birth control procedure may be right choice for you. Read all about Piacbo's decision to seek Essure and act as an Essure...

Trista Sutter Seeks Essure
Ever since Trista Sutter announced her Essure decision, she has been a vocal advocate. The decision to seek permanent birth control is a major one. If you already know that permanent sterilization is the option for you, you may wish to consider the Essure, non-surgical permanent birth control procedure. Read Trista Sutter’s Essure story and learn why she chose Essure as her birth control method.

Discontinuation of Adiana
Adiana is no longer being made or sold. Learn the reason why!

Adiana Permanent Birth Control
Adiana is a non-surgical permanent contraceptive method, but due to economic and legal reasons, its manufacturer has discontinued making Adiana.

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