Conceptus’ flagship product is the Essure® system, the most effective non-surgical permanent birth control method available. CE Mark approved since 2001 and FDA approved since 2002, Essure is the first permanent birth control system that can be performed in the comfort of a physician's office in less than 10 minutes (average hysteroscopic time) without hormones, cutting, burning or the risks associated with general anesthesia or tubal ligation surgery. Soft, flexible inserts are placed in a woman's fallopian tubes through the cervix without incisions. Over the next three months, the body forms a natural barrier around and through the micro-inserts to prevent sperm from reaching the egg. Three months after the Essure procedure, a doctor is able to perform an Essure Confirmation Test to confirm that the inserts are properly placed and the fallopian tubes are fully blocked, giving the patient reliance on Essure for permanent birth control.
The Essure procedure is 99.95% effective based on one year of follow up with zero pregnancies reported in clinical trials, making it the most effective form of permanent birth control on the market. The procedure is covered by most insurance plans, and when it is performed in a doctor's office the cost to the patient may be as low as a simple co-pay. Essure has been proven and trusted by physicians since 2001, with approximately 550,000 women worldwide having undergone the Essure procedure.
To learn more about Essure, please visit the Essure website at www.essure.com.
Healthcare professionals interested in training on the Essure procedure are invited to call 1-877-ESSURE2 (1-877-377-8732) or visit Essure’s dedicated physician website at www.essuremd.com.