Conceptus(R) to Hold First Quarter Financial Results Conference Call on April 30, 2013

Conceptus(R) to Hold First Quarter Financial Results Conference Call on April
30, 2013

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Conceptus, Inc.
(Nasdaq:CPTS), developer of the Essure^® procedure, the leading non-surgical
permanent birth control method, today announced that the Company will release
2013 first quarter financial results on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, after the
close of market. Management will host an investment community conference call
beginning at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time on April 30, 2013, to discuss the results
and answer questions.

Conference call dial-in information is as follows:

  *U.S. callers: (866) 428-9517; Password: 26025592 
  *International callers: (253) 237-1155; Password: 26025592

Individuals interested in listening to the live conference call via the
Internet may do so by logging on to the Company's website,
The webcast will be available on the Company's Web site for 14 days following
the completion of the call.

About the Essure^® Procedure

The Essure procedure, FDA approved since 2002, is the only surgery-free and
hormone-free permanent birth control method that can be performed in the
comfort of a physician's office in less than 10 minutes (average hysteroscopic
time) without the risks associated with general anesthesia or tubal ligation.
Soft, flexible inserts are placed in a woman's fallopian tubes through the
cervix without incisions. Over the next three months, the body works with the
inserts to form a natural barrier in the fallopian tubes to prevent sperm from
reaching the egg. Three months after the Essure procedure, an Essure
Confirmation Test is given to confirm that the inserts are in place and that
the fallopian tubes are blocked, verifying that the patient can rely on Essure
for permanent birth control.

The Essure procedure is 99.83% effective based on five years of follow up with
zero pregnancies reported in clinical trials, making it the most effective
permanent birth control available. Essure's 10-year commercial data tracks
closely with its five-year clinical results, and Essure has been proven and
trusted by physicians since 2002. The Essure procedure is covered in the U.S.
by most public and private insurance plans and approximately 730,000 women
worldwide have undergone the procedure.

About Conceptus^®, Inc.

Conceptus, Inc. is the global leader in the development and commercialization
of innovative device-based solutions in permanent birth control. The Company
manufactures and markets the Essure Permanent Birth Control System.

Please visit for more information on the Essure procedure.
Patients may call the Essure Information Center at 1-877-ESSURE-1 with
questions or to find a physician in their area.

© 2013 Conceptus, Inc.— All rights reserved.

CONTACT: Investor Relations Contact:
         Lynn Pieper
         Westwicke Partners
         (415) 202-5678

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