Is Permanent Sterilization Permanent?
Women who have decided that they do not want to ever become pregnant often select permanent sterilization. Patients who opt for hysteroscopic sterilization need to understand that this noninvasive procedure, which offers rapid recovery and return to daily activities, also consists of 2 parts: placement of the device and the confirmatory hysterosalpingogram (HSG).
Both parts of the procedure must be performed to ensure that the patient is not at risk for pregnancy. In a recent supplement to OBG Management, Hysteroscopic sterilization: What you need to know about HSG confirmation, Dr Abimbola O. Famuyide, chair, division of gynecology at Mayo Clinic, and Dr John C. Lipman, director of the Interventional Radiologist Center for Image-Guided Procedures at Emory-Adventist Hospital in Atlanta, discuss the importance of collaboration between their specialties to ensure women receive a follow-up HSG after Essure placement.
OBG Management -- the number 1 "A-sized" ObGyn specialty journal according to June 2008 FOCUS and MediaChek reports -- published Hysteroscopic sterilization: What you need to know about HSG confirmation with a grant from Conceptus, Inc.