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Patient Prefer Adherence. 2011 Apr 28;5:207-12. doi: 10.2147/PPA.S12400.

Efficacy, safety, and patient acceptability of the Essure™ procedure.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.


The Essure™ system for permanent contraception was developed as a less invasive method of female sterilization. Placement of the Essure™ coil involves a hysteroscopic transcervical technique. This procedure can be done in a variety of settings and with a range of anesthetic options. More than eight years have passed since the US Food and Drug Administration approval of Essure™. Much research has been done to evaluate placement success, adverse outcomes, satisfaction, pain, and the contraceptive efficacy of the Essure™. The purpose of this review is to summarize the available literature regarding the efficacy, safety, and patient satisfaction with this new sterilization technique.


Essure™; acceptability; efficacy; hysteroscopic sterilization; safety

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