Mechanical Contraception (Birth Control in 2015: Making the Right Choice: Part 2)

There are two types of spontaneous mechanical contraception available today that do not contain any type of hormone.  The first is the Paragard IUD which is embedded with copper and is approved by the FDA for up to 10 years of use.  The second—the Essure® device—is a permanent plug that can be placed into the openings of the fallopian tube.  The technique for inserting it is called hysteroscopic tubal occlusions (HTO).

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