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FDA Review Of Essure Contraceptive Device, Pushed By DeLauro, Nearly Complete

FDA Review Of Essure Contraceptive Device, Pushed By DeLauro, Nearly Complete

When Alyson Hannan, 44, decided she was done having children, she chose Essure, a nonsurgical permanent birth control option approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

The day the tiny metal coils were inserted into her fallopian tubes in her doctor's office is one that she can't forget, said Hannan, regional sales director for MetLife who underwent the procedure on Sept. 11, 2014. "I will never forget that date. None of us will."

Hannan is among tens of thousands of women, now referred to as "E-Sisters," who have banded together on Facebook to share their stories of adverse health problems, including allergic reactions, chronic pelvic pain, device...

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