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What Women Need to Know about Essure


— October 22, 2015

Marlo Thomas and Erin Brockovich, neither strangers to standing for a good cause, team up to explain what women need to know about Essure. It’s a brief, but enlightening interview.


Erin Brockovich and Marlo Thomas team up to shed some light on the evil that is Essure. Marlo asks some very good questions, my favorite being, “Why aren’t there laws against products like this?” Erin responds, “That is a very good question!” The two then have an enlightening conversation about what women need to know about Essure.

Another of Marlo’s excellent questions is, “How many bad things need to happen to get this pulled off the market?” Erin proceeds to explain Essure’s pre-emption status (one of the most vile policies ever).

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Other things it’s important for all of us to know about Essure:

  • It’s not a “plug.” It’s actually a “corkscrew” with sharp edges!
  • Due to those sharp edges, Essure migrates. One woman’s medical team found hers in her stomach lining!
  • Essure has caused perforated uterus in some women, resulting in full hysterectomies.
  • One of the many women who got pregnant on this “permanent” birth control lost her baby at 25 weeks when Essure migrated and perforated the amniotic sac.

The list of horror stories inflicted upon innocent women goes on. And on and on and on. We need to keep this in the news, to keep it in public awareness, to shout it from the rooftops if necessary. That’s the only way we’re going to effect change.

There is also a Facebook group, Essure Problems, which offers moral support and good information for Essure victims.

Activist Erin Brockovich has created a website, Essure Procedure, in an effort to create change regarding this horrible device.

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