When You Don't Want a Future Pregnancy:
Choices in Permanent Birth ControlWhen you are sure you do not want to become pregnant in the future, there are options for achieving permanent freedom from the possibility of pregnancy. Many insurance companies provide coverage for this kind of treatment.
Dr. Morrison is trained and certified to provide a number of procedures including the non-surgical Essure® procedure and tubal ligation. Talk with him about these procedures and the benefits and risks of each.
Essure®During the Essure® procedure, a spring-like device is inserted through the uterine cavity into the openings of the fallopian tubes using a hysteroscope. This spring-like device expands to fill the tubal openings, and over time scar tissue forms around the device, creating a barrier that prevents sperm from reaching the egg.
Dr. Morrison is trained and certified to perform the Essure procedure during an office visit. Essure is 99.8 percent effective and is the only birth control method resulting in zero pregnancies during a four-year clinical trial.
Because of the scar tissue that forms in the fallopian tubes, the Essure® device cannot be pulled out of the tubes. It is considered a permanent method of birth control and in this respect is similar to other tubal ligation methods.