I opted for this procedure after being reassured by my own research, the literature, the Essure website and my doctor that it was safe. I do not recommend it at all. Especially the reporting of the percentage of success rate. It was not a simple office procedure and I made the mistake of not asking my doctor ahead of time how many times he had done the procedure. I found out after that I was the first guinea pig. The sedation is heavy. I always felt like I could feel them inside me and worry that the material absorbed into my system and will cause problems in the future. I opted for Essure because I had breast cancer and could no longer take any type of progesterone or estrogen supplements, even herbal. The risk of getting pregnant again and elevating my estrogen and progesterone levels would be an iminent death and the thought of aborting was not an option. I am extremely allergic to dyes and after you have the procedure, the only way to test if it worked is to have dye injected into you. I had to load up on prednisone and Benydryl prior to avoid a reaction. Didn’t matter any way because one side bled through. So the whole procedure was worthless and there was no way to ‘fix’ the leak. Get your tubes tied instead. After about 3 years of the Essure implants, I tested for the BRCA1 gene and was positive. I already had breast cancer so the other thing to worry about with this gene was ovarian cancer. So I had a complete hysterectomy after all but was glad the springs were no longer inside me. I say don’t put anything inside you that doesn’t belong in you because you might eventually have to have the parts that DO belong in you removed. The FDA should be ashamed for messing with women’s bodies. We should be able to trust them and they blew it on this one!