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Essure Now Faces Congressional Ban

essure facing congressional calls for banPlenty of medications and medical devices have faced the wrath of a displeased public. Thanks to the amplifying power of technology, it is now nearly impossible to ignore an organized group of citizens who have determined that a product or company is not aligned with their best interests. Recalls, black box warnings, and changes to entire product lines have occurred as consumers have confronted company after company; forcing them to acknowledge ...

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Essure Battle Heats Up as Study Cites ‘Serious Safety Concern’

corrective Essure surgery getting more attentionThe reports of problems with Essure started almost as soon as the device was approved nearly 14 years ago. Essure, a device implanted in the fallopian tube, was hyped as a revolution in female sterilization. Up until its development and release, the only option a woman had to permanently terminate her ability to have children was surgical sterilization. Essure was supposed to have the same effect with no surgery in a ...

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Essure Lawsuit Filed in Philadelphia Court

When the first Essure lawsuit was filed in Florida, few would have guessed that it would have ignited a movement. The internet, however, is an incredibly powerful tool for social organization and before long, women all over the country were connecting with each other and discovering that they were far from the only ones that had been injured by the device. One such group on Facebook boasts over 17,000 members.

Essure was developed as a non-surgical alternative to standard sterilization surgery. ...

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Essure Battle May Be Shifting as FDA Schedules Hearing

fda schedules public essure hearingThe fight over Essure may be entering a new phase as the US Food and Drug Administration announced a public meeting to review the data surrounding the female sterilization device. This represents a significant victory for the thousands of women who have been campaigning, primarily via social media, for more attention to be paid to them, their injuries, and the role they believe Essure played in those injuries.

Essure was ...

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New Look at Long-Term Essure Data Adds Fuel to Fire

The female contraceptive market is a crowded one. A variety of options exist, each one tailored to meet a woman’s specific needs or desires for her particular contraceptive method. Some are physical, some are chemical, and others use a combined approach. As a result, a conversation with a physician or gynecologist about contraception can run the gamut.

About 13 years ago, one of the methods that would have come up during such a conversation was Essure. Essure is a small coil ...

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Women Look to Essure Removal Procedures for Relief

Essure removal procedures are becoming more popular as reports of complications arising from the implant have been increasing.  Situations where Essure migrates to other parts of the body have become a popular online topic discussion, with a recent Essure complication report even noting that the birth control device traveled from the patient’s uterine tubes all the way to her abdomen.

Essure is a surgery-free and hormone-free form of permanent birth control for women. This method of birth control ...

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