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Video: FDA Approves Hologic's Adiana(R) Permanent Contraception System
Date:7/7/2009

rocedures can pose serious risk of complications, including anesthesia-related problems and damage to organs or blood vessels. There were approximately 70,000 female transcervical contraception procedures performed in the U.S. last year.(1)

"While tubal ligation is the most common form of permanent contraception used throughout the world, hysteroscopic procedures such as those employing the Adiana permanent contraception system enable women to choose lifetime protection from pregnancy without the risks of general anesthesia and the longer recovery periods associated with traditional sterilization procedures," said Ted Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Vanderbilt University, and clinical investigator of the pivotal clinical trial for the Adiana system. "The Adiana procedure is a safe and simple alternative that not only provides patients with peace of mind in preventing pregnancy, but also leaves nothing in the uterus that might limit women's options for future gynecologic tests and procedures."

The Adiana procedure is indicated for women who desire permanent birth control by occlusion of the fallopian tubes. Ideal candidates include women who do not want children in the future and would like the peace of mind and convenience of permanent birth control. The procedure may also be an ideal solution for women who desire permanent birth control but are poor candidates for surgery.

"Many women seek relief from the uncertainty and hassle of temporary birth control methods once they know their childbearing is complete. However, few know that permanent contraception is available without incisions, the use of general anesthesia, or need for lengthy hospital stays," said Tony Kingsley, senior vice president, GYN surgical products at Hologic. "With the Adiana permanent contraception system, we are very excited to be able to offer these women a new alternative for their long-t
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