Essure Tubal Litigation is a permanent method of birth control. it is a form of sterilization for women, much like vasectomy for men.

The process involves inserting two metal and fiber coils in your fallopian tubes. This creates scar tissue in your body, which prevents the sperm from reaching the egg. Even though this procedure is permanent, you still have a 0.1% chance of bearing a child.

It may take anywhere from three to six months for the tubes to start working. You are advised to use another form of birth control during this time, or you will run the risk of getting pregnant.

Ensure that you have undergone testing for metal allergies, especially copper. The tubes can cause copper poisoning if you are allergic, which can lead to serious adverse effects.