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Essure is a hormone-free, permanent birth control option. Your gynecologist serving Houston can insert Essure in his or her office without general anesthesia in a quick and gentle procedure. How exactly does Essure sterilization protect you from pregnancy? This video explains.

Essure consists of two small coils that are placed into the openings of the fallopian tubes via the vagina. The body then builds a barrier around the coils that block the fallopian tubes so sperm cannot enter. To confirm that you have protection, your women’s health specialist will perform an ultrasound of your uterus and fallopian tubes using a special dye. If the dye does not enter the uterus, then the Essure barrier is complete and you will be unable to become pregnant.

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