Essure or Surgery? New Study Compares Contraceptive Risks

January 23, 2018

(CNN) – A new study, published in the journal JAMA on Tuesday, compares the risks of both and suggests that hysteroscopic sterilization was significantly associated with a higher risk of gynecological complications — such as failure to work and requiring a subsequent second sterilization — but there were no increased medical risks. The study comes on the heels of lawsuits in the United States and reports to the Food and Drug Administration about serious complications linked to the Essure device.

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