AuthorsTheroux, Rosemary T.
UMass Chan AffiliationsGraduate School of Nursing
Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Patient Education as Topic
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AbstractPermanent sterilization is the most common form of contraception in the United States today. Previously, this was accomplished via the laparoscopic method. A new less invasive method has been developed, in which the Essure microinsert is inserted through a hysteroscope into the fallopian tubes. A subsequent benign inflammatory process results in tubal occlusion within 3 months of insertion. Approved since 2002, this method offers high efficacy without incisions, general anesthesia, or a prolonged recovery period.
SourceJ Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2008 May-Jun;37(3):356-60. Link to article on publisher's site
Permanent Link to this Itemhttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/34524
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