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.