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Clinical studies have found that Essure is 99.8% effective in preventing pregnancy. Because the scarring occurs over time, women should take another form of birth control for three months after the procedure. During this time, they may have changes in their monthly period or feel discomfort in their lower belly. After a few months, the doctor will take a special X-ray to verify that the fallopian tubes are blocked and you can rely on the inserts for birth control.

From: Birth Control and Sterilization WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: The American Cancer Society. Vasectomy.com. Essure. Feminist Women's Health Center.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on April 19, 2018

SOURCES: The American Cancer Society. Vasectomy.com. Essure. Feminist Women's Health Center.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on April 19, 2018

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