ESSURE VICTIMS AND SUPPORTERS RALLY AT THE REGIONAL PERMANENT BIRTH CONTROL MEETING IN HOUSTON, TX
July 19th, 2014 7:00am-4:45pm
Houston Marriott West Loop by the Galleria, 1750 West Loop South, Houston, TX 77027
Women injured by Essure are rallying to raise awareness of the hidden dangers associated with the product. The women rallying are members of the Facebook page Essure Problems (https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/Essureproblems/?fref=nf). This group is growing rapidly and now consists of over 8,700 members. Essure is a permanent, non-surgical trans cervical sterilization procedure for women. It is touted as being an easy 10 minute procedure, however it is far from easy and the procedure lasts longer than 10 minutes, but the damage can last a lifetime.
Doctors are implanting women with this device in lieu of performing a traditional tubal ligation. However, they are not truly aware of the serious lifelong side effects that these women will endure. Doctors are also not trained in the proper removal of the Essure coils, especially in cases of migration outside of the reproductive organs.
Houston, TX is one of the cities in which trials are currently taking place to test out the newest version of the Essure coils. The women rallying would also like to raise awareness to other women considering getting implanted with the Essure coils so that they are able to make an informed decision. They are also there to help educate the doctors, and speak about proper essure removal protocol.
These women also have an important ally in their fight against Essure; Erin Brockovich, a famous consumer advocate. Erin has created a website to inform the public as well on the dangers of Essure - http://www.essureprocedure.net/