Essure is a medical device that offers a method of permanent birth control, sometimes called sterilization. It is not reversible. The Essure procedure involves implanting a small metal coil in the fallopian tubes, which causes scar tissue to form. After about three months the scar tissue blocks the fallopian tube and sperm can no longer pass to fertilize an egg. The Essure system does not protect against sexually transmitted Infections (STIs).
Essure was originally manufactured by Conceptus and then by Bayer. As of July 20, 2018 Bayer has announced it will stop selling the Essure system.
An FDA panel looking at the risks of Essure resulted in thousands of women reporting injury and adverse effects, including:
- Implant migration
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Perforation of the uterus
- Tearing of the fallopian tubes
- Abdominal pain
- Chronic abdominal cramping
- Additional surgeries to treat complications
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