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Efficacy, safety, and patient acceptability of the Essure™ procedure

Authors Lessard C, Hopkins M

Published 28 April 2011 Volume 2011:5 Pages 207—212


Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 3

Collette R Lessard, Matthew R Hopkins
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Abstract: The Essure™ system for permanent contraception was developed as a less invasive method of female sterilization. Placement of the Essure™ coil involves a hysteroscopic transcervical technique. This procedure can be done in a variety of settings and with a range of anesthetic options. More than eight years have passed since the US Food and Drug Administration approval of Essure™. Much research has been done to evaluate placement success, adverse outcomes, satisfaction, pain, and the contraceptive efficacy of the Essure™. The purpose of this review is to summarize the available literature regarding the efficacy, safety, and patient satisfaction with this new sterilization technique.

Keywords: hysteroscopic sterilization, Essure™, safety, efficacy, acceptability

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