Testimony Before the FDA’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee Regarding the Essure Female Sterilization Device

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should withdraw approval for the female sterilization device, Essure, because it causes long-term, debilitating pain and other chronic side effects in some women. Additionally, Public Citizen raised significant concerns regarding how serious adverse events and patient satisfaction were assessed during clinical testing of the device.