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FDA To Take Another Look At Essure Contraceptive Device After Health Complaints
National Public Radio

When Amanda Dykeman was certain she was done with having children, she had two options for permanent birth control: surgical sterilization, which typically involves general anesthesia and a laparoscopy, or Essure, the only nonsurgical permanent birth control option approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

She chose Essure. And she says her life has never been the same.

“Physically, it has permanently ruined my body inside and out,” said Dykeman, now 33 years old, of Coal Valley, Ill. “Mentally I’ve never been stronger. You have to force yourself to be, or you’ll never make it.”

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