What is Essure?

Essure is a permanent birth control device offered as an alternative to tubal ligation. Originally manufactured by Conceptus Inc., which was later purchased by Bayer HealthCare, Essure has been promoted as an effective, non-surgical, and permanent form of birth control.

However, women having undergone the Essure implant procedure report experiencing numerous, serious, and often debilitating, side effects.

At present, more than 16,000 lawsuits have been filed against Bayer alleging that, despite having knowledge of the serious injuries caused by this device, rather than take steps to pull it from the market or provide stronger warnings, Bayer continued to promote this device as a safe and effective form of permanent birth control.