It’s difficult to be shocked in our times, but a surgical device called “Essure,” now discontinued, brings one to that level.
As exposed in a Netflix series and elsewhere, dozens if not hundreds if not thousands of women allegedly have been damaged by it.
And as Forbes Magazine explained earlier this month, “Essure is a type of permanent birth control that was manufactured by Conceptus, which was purchased by Bayer Healthcare in 2013. Essure has allegedly been linked to serious adverse health effects, leading approximately 39,000 affected individuals to file Essure lawsuits. Bayer has entered into a settlement to resolve many of these lawsuits and also removed Essure from the market in 2019.”
Pretty bad (alleged) fruit. Bayer denies damage. Whatever the case, Essure (which was not actually invented by Bayer), is evil. It neuters a woman. According to the Food and Drug Administration, “In total, there were 57,802 reportable events submitted under the variance with the following report types: 57,099 serious injury reports, 588 malfunction reports, and 115 death reports.”
All to prevent babies from seeing the light of day, from entering this world.
In some cases, it reportedly has led to months or years of bleeding and other internal disorders among the women unfortunate to have made this decision.
As Forbes went on to explain, “Essure is a type of permanent birth control that consists of two flexible coils that are inserted into the fallopian tubes through the vagina and cervix. After insertion by a physician, the coils are supposed to prevent the fertilization of eggs and stop eggs from reaching the uterus.
“Because Essure does not require a surgical incision, unlike tubal ligation, this non-surgical alternative was very popular, and more than 750,000 people used an Essure device.”
The FDA notes, “The total number of medical device reports received related to Essure in 2022 is 1,606. In 2021, the FDA received 3,701 medical device reports related to Essure, followed by 16,086 reports received in 2020, 15,083 reports received in 2019, 6,000 reports received in 2018, and 11,854 reports received in 2017. The nature and severity of the reports in 2022 remain consistent with prior years.”
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