What Is Essure?

Essure is the only non-surgical permanent birth control available. It can help you stop worrying about an unplanned pregnancy.


Essure is a short 10-minute procedure that can be performed right in your doctor’s office.

No downtime to recover

Most women go home 45 minutes after the procedure and return to normal activities within a day or two.


Essure inserts do not contain or release any hormones.


Essure is over 99% effective at permanently preventing pregnancy.*


Essure has been available for over 10 years.

How Does Essure Work?

The small Essure inserts are placed into your fallopian tubes by your doctor. These inserts work with your body to form a natural barrier that keeps sperm from reaching the eggs, preventing pregnancy. While the natural barrier forms over time, another form of birth control must be used.