The Adiana system is a type of permanent birth control for women. The Adiana system includes two small silicone pieces that are placed in the fallopian tubes. They're inserted through the vagina, so no incision is required. During the procedure, your health care provider heats a small portion of each fallopian tube and then inserts a tiny piece of silicone into each tube.

After the procedure, scar tissue forms around the silicone inserts, blocking off the fallopian tubes and preventing sperm from reaching the egg. It takes time for this to happen. So you must use another form of birth control for the first three months.

Mar. 10, 2012