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Breaking News: Bayer Discontinues Sales of Birth Control Device Essure

By the end of 2018, Bayer HealthCare will stop selling Essure—a contraceptive device that has caused severe injuries and complications for thousands of women. Marketed as a permanent, nonsurgical method of contraception, Essure has caused debilitating adverse side-effects including chronic pain, pregnancy, miscarriage, perforation of the uterus or other organs, and...
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FDA’s Essure Safety Review Revealed in February

Come February 2016, the FDA will decide what action to take over Bayer’s permanent birth control device Essure. The official safety review will be based on information gathered at the FDA’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Panel held this past September in addition to numerous studies and scientific data. The Panel meeting was convened this...

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Microbead-Free Waters Act Spills Over to Essure Birth Control Device

In January 2016, Congress enacted the “Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015” that is intended to stop the manufacturing of rinse-off cosmetics that contain intentionally-added plastic microbeads, and may prompt a closer inspection of similar products including polyethylene terephthalate fibers, or PET fibers, which are used in Bayer’s Essure birth control device. According to Read more

Thousands of Women Not So Sure About Essure

Like many other women, Lisa Sanez is finally speaking out about the painful complications she experienced from contraceptive device Essure. FDA-approved in 2002, Essure is a pair of fiber and metal coils that are inserted into a woman’s fallopian tubes via non-surgical implantation to permanently prevent pregnancy. Sanez, a mother of three,...

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