The Controversy Over Essure, the Only Permanent Female Contraceptive Device
Jul 26, 2017 - 12:29:26 PM

( - In 2002, the FDA approved Essure, the first – and only – permanent contraceptive device for women, touted as highly effective and nonsurgical. Fifteen years later, there have been more than 16,000 adverse events reported to the FDA, including pain, bleeding, allergic and autoimmune reactions, pregnancies and, ironically, hysterectomies necessary to remove the device. How and why was such a device was approved and why do some want it to stay on the market? Jennifer Block writes in The Washington Post Magazine:

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