The U.S. Food and Drug Administration intends to require Bayer AG’s Essure contraceptive implant to have a “black box” warning label, which is the strongest U.S. safety warning label. The FDA has also asked the drugmaker to conduct more studies on the birth control device after thousands of safety complaints.
The “black box” warning would include labeling serious risks associated with the device that has been promoted as an alternative to permanent birth control surgeries. Thousands of women have pushed for the ban of the device after suffering serious health complications, including:
- Perforation of the uterus
- Perforation of the fallopian tubes
- Severe allergic reactions
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Unexpected pregnancy (Risks to the mother and baby are unknown)
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