Complaints about the safety of the permanent birth control device Essure have doubled by women who have suffered unexpected serious side effects after undergoing the procedure. The Essure device is an alternative to permanent birth control surgeries and hormone contraceptives by replacing surgery with a procedure involving placing metal coils in the fallopian tubes to prevent pregnancy.
However, the Food and Drug Administration has received over 1,000 complaints from women who have suffered serious side effects, including:
- Unexpected pregnancy
- Chronic and severe pelvic pain
- Device Migration
- Coils breaking
- Perforation of organs
- Suspected nickel allergies
Even though Essure was approved for sale in 2002 and states that the device is 99.83 percent effective, multiple unplanned pregnancies have occurred due to doctors failing to insert the device correctly or the device breaking or migrating within the body. According to a study published in the journal Contraception, if a woman who has the Essure procedure becomes pregnant, the risks to the mother and baby are unknown.
Device migration and perforation is also a common complaint. Some women are even opting for the surgical procedure they originally avoided in order to get the metal coils removed in hopes that their chronic pain and adverse symptoms will dissipate.
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