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FDA Revisits Safety Of The Essure Contraceptive Device
National Public Radio

After their third son was born, Tisha Scott and her husband decided they were done having kids. So Scott, 34, of Drakesville, Iowa, decided to get her tubes tied.

“As old married people, neither of us was really interested in using condoms for the rest of our life,” Scott says. “So that was the decision that we made because we knew that our family was complete.”

But instead of undergoing surgical sterilization, Scott’s doctor urged her to try something called Essure — the only available, nonsurgical permanent birth control option approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

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