Who should not use Essure?

Any woman who:

  • is uncertain about her desire to end fertility;
  • is pregnant or suspects she is pregnant;
  • has delivered a baby, had a miscarriage, or had an abortion within six weeks before the Essure microinsert placement procedure;
  • has an active or recent pelvic infection;
  • has an unusual uterine shape (for example, a uterus with only one tube or a divided uterus);
  • has a known allergy to dye (contrast media);
  • has a known hypersensitivity or allergy to nickel confirmed by skin test;
  • is unwilling to use another method of contraception for at least three months after the Essure microinsert placement procedure;
  • is unwilling to undergo a hysterosalpingogram approximately three months after the Essure placement procedure to make sure the tubes are blocked and the devices are in the correct position;
  • has had a prior tubal ligation.

Source: Adapted from Essure Patient Information Booklet, Conceptus. Web: www.essure.com.