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FDA Announces Special Public Meeting To Discuss Essure

Posted at 5:59 PM, Jun 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-11 12:26:39-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Thousands of women said they've suffered serious health problems because of the birth control device, Essure. Late Wednesday afternoon, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it would hold a special public meeting in September to discuss Essure's safety and effectiveness, adding that it "takes reports of safety concerns seriously."

NewsChannel 5 Investigates first revealed two years ago some of the problems, like severe pain, blamed on Essure.

Since it was first approved by the FDA, more than 5000 women have reported serious complications or injuries attributed to the device.

The FDA also rolled out a new expanded section on its website Wednesday dedicated to Essure where it outlined both the benefits and risks associated with the device.

If you've had problems with Essure, the FDA wants to hear from you.

To see the FDA's section on Essure, click here.

To file a complaint about Essure with the FDA, click here.

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