Have you been putting off doing a permanent birth control procedure due to high insurance deductibles or co-insurance? Do you eagerly await your period every month in order to make sure you are not pregnant? Have you used Plan B emergency contraception recently? Are you tired of waiting for your husband to make that appointment for a vasectomy? Are you sure sure sure that you never ever want to get pregnant?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be a good candidate for an Essure sterilization.
Essure is a permanent birth control procedure that can be done in a doctor’s office under a light general anesthesia. There are no cuts and no recovery time is required. For women wanting a quick, easy and safe way to avoid pregnancy once their families are complete, Essure is a great option.
Previously, some of the women who wanted to have an Essure done had to delay due to high insurance deductible and copays.The good news is that it is now easier than ever to have an Essure procedure in an office. With the new healthcare reform under the Affordable Care Act Preventative Services, many women can now have a sterilization procedure at zero cost to them. This eliminates a financial barrier that has kept women from getting the permanent birth control they wanted.
If you are interested in learning if you are a good candidate for Essure or for the other long acting contraceptives now covered by many private insurances under the ACA, call our office to schedule an appointment.
Tamar Gottfried is a Board Certified Obstetrician/ gynecologist practicing general Ob/gyn in Mesa Arizona and affiliated with Banner Desert and Banner Gateway Medical Centers. She can be contacted at 480-545-0059. This is a general interest article only and is not intended to be medical advice. See a medical professional before making medical decisions