How you prepare

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Before you have the Adiana system implanted, your health care provider will likely:

  • Ask about your reasons for choosing sterilization and discuss factors that could lead to regret, such as a young age
  • Discuss the causes and probability of sterilization failure
  • Discuss the need for you to use another method of contraception for three months following the procedure, or until tubal blockage is confirmed
  • Explain the details of the procedure
  • Reinforce that the Adiana system can't be reversed
  • Review the risks and benefits of reversible and permanent methods of contraception

Your health care provider will also talk with you about choosing the right time to do the procedure. You may need to take a pregnancy test within 24 hours before you have the Adiana system inserted to confirm you're not pregnant. To further minimize the risk of inserting Adiana during pregnancy, your health care provider may schedule the procedure shortly after your period.

Mar. 10, 2012