The FDA Should Remove Approval and Force Bayer to Withdraw Essure from the Market Now
Thousands of women have reported serious problems due to a permanent birth control product called Essure. Essure is a spring-like device that is placed in a woman’s fallopian tubes by doctors to prohibit conception. Essure is sold by Bayer Pharmaceuticals.
Yesterday, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro in the U.S. House of Representatives’ Appropriations Committee called for the FDA to recall Essure from the market. Some of the serious results of the use of Essure include:
- 318 reported miscarriages
- 11 abortions
- 9 reported fetal deaths
- 5 deaths
- 602 reported pregnancies
- Intense pain
- Penetration into other organs
- Migrating fragments
- Difficulty in removal
- And over 3,500 adverse event reports to the FDA
It is time for the FDA to act. The FDA has promised a “report” by the end of February – this coming Monday. There has been enough analysis by the FDA. Thousands of women have posted their problems with Essure on Facebook at Essure Problems.
Now, Congress is asking the FDA to recall Essure. We join Congresswoman DeLauro in requesting the FDA to recall Essure. The FDA should remove approval and force Bayer to withdraw Essure from the market – NOW!