Marie Hastings-Tolsma, CNM, PhD, is Associate Professor at the University of Colorado at Denver & Health Sciences Center School of Nursing. She is also in full-scope faculty practice with the University Nurse-Midwifery Faculty Practice.
Essure: Hysteroscopic Sterilization
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2010
2006 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health
Volume 51, Issue 6, pages 510–514, November-December 2006
How to Cite
Hastings-Tolsma, M., Nodine, P. and Teal, S. B. (2006), Essure: Hysteroscopic Sterilization. Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health, 51: 510–514. doi: 10.1016/j.jmwh.2006.04.002
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2010
- Essure system;
- female sterilization;
- hysteroscopic sterilization;
- transcervical tubal sterilization;
- tubal occlusion
Essure, a new female sterilization method approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, offers women a new option for controlling fertility. The technique is done without an incision, is hormone-free, and can be performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. There are few or no side effects. It is important for providers to understand how the device works, appropriate candidates for use, and requirements for preplacement and postplacement management.