Since the advent of birth control more than 50 years ago, women have repeatedly been told that the drugs and devices being offered to help them avoid pregnancy are “safe and effective.” We’re told that the “small percentage” of women who experience adverse reactions is so minimal the risks simply don’t outweigh the benefits.
Pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG announced that it is halting sales of the dangerous Essure device after thousands of women suffered serious side effects ranging from persistent pain to organ perforation.
After years of receiving reports of painful complications from thousands of women, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has placed new restrictions on a permanent contraceptive implant known as Essure.
An article appearing in Vogue UK says that side-effects of synthetic hormones are making more and more young women turn away from the pill and toward natural family methods that once used to be passed off as the old-fashioned “rhythm method.”
The sale and implantation of the permanent birth control device, Essure, which has led to the death of at least four women and causes pain so severe some women report becoming suicidal, has been suspended in the EU for three months pending additional information.
A so-called “permanent birth control” device in the form of two metal coils is continuing to maim women while pre-emption laws are protecting the manufacturer from all lawsuits.