ACOG Practice Bulletin
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) published its updated Practice Bulletin on the Benefits and Risks of Sterilization to replace the previous version which published in 2003. ACOG's practice bulletins are intended to provide OBGYNs updated information on established techniques and current clinical management guidelines. The February, 2013 bulletin provides a comprehensive review of the safety and effectiveness of all female sterilization compared with other forms of contraception and prominently features hysteroscopic tubal occlusion for the first time. Specifically, the bulletin makes two key points in support of Essure. The first point is that "hysteroscopic occlusion techniques, followed by a confirmatory HSG, have at least equal if not superior efficacy to tubal occlusion done by laparoscopy or minilaparotomy." The second point is that "hysteroscopic tubal occlusion for sterilization has high efficacy and low procedure-related risk, cost, and resource requirement."
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