If you do not wish to become pregnant now or in the future, permanent birth control may be right for you. Currently, the most common method for permanent birth control is a surgical procedure called tubal ligation (getting your “tubes tied”). Although effective, tubal ligation involves general anesthesia, skin incisions, and recovery from surgery.
Right now, doctors at select women’s health centers are conducting a research study for FemBloc – an investigational, in-office permanent birth control that does not involve surgery, incisions or implants. Participants in the FemBloc Study will receive the FemBloc procedures followed by a confirmation test and all study-related care at no cost.
The FemBloc permanent birth control is designed to prevent pregnancy without surgery, incisions or implants. This study is being conducted to see how well FemBloc works to prevent pregnancy and how safe it is.
Two FemBloc Investigational Treatments:
A small amount of liquid material is delivered into your uterus through a thin plastic tube on two separate visits, to close a small section of each fallopian tube.
About 3 months after your second FemBloc Treatment, your doctor will perform an ultrasound exam in the office to confirm that your fallopian tubes are closed. After the results of this test, you may be told to use FemBloc as your permanent birth control.
You may be eligible for this study if:
You cannot join this study if:
See If You Qualify
To see if you might qualify for the FemBloc research study, and to get connected with a women’s health specialist conducting the study in your area, please take the questionnaire below.