The Food and Drug Administration just posted a new page related to Essure permanent birth control to their website and announced a public meeting of their Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Panel on September 24 to discuss the risks and benefits of the device.

The FDA added serious short and long-term risks associated with the device, recognizes 5,093 adverse event reports that have been filed with the agency about Essure and advises physicians to warn their patients about getting the device implanted if they have a nickel allergy, which could cause serious allergic reactions in women.

Among the new information, the FDA highlights significant risksrelated to Essure, including unintended pregnancy, ectopic pregnancy, pelvic pain, migration of Essure inserts through the fallopian tubes into the lower abdomen and pelvis, perforation of the uterus or fallopian tubes, and rash and itching associated with a possible nickel allergy.


  1. Sonia Brinkley June 24, 2015 5:48 pm 

    Had the procedure done in 2008 and been having pain in lower back excessive weight gain. I was told that the procedure didn’t work dye was still seeping in. Excessive pain in the vaginal area during menstrual cycle

  2. Chrissy Hunter-Baxter June 26, 2015 3:15 pm 

    I went in to have the procedure done on the 2nd of this month “June” . It was the worst experience I have ever had at the ob/gyn! The 30min. Procedure took about two hrs of massive pain and then I was told it could not be done. All the pain was for nothing and I truly feel like I was violated. I hope this helps someone make a different choice.

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