Bayer to Stop Selling Essure Birth Control Device in US
Bayer will no longer distribute or sell the Essure permanent birth control device in the United States after December 31, 2018, the company said Friday. Essure, the only non-surgical permanent form of birth control for women marketed in the US, is inserted into the fallopian tubes, where scar tissue will form and build a barrier to block sperm from reaching -- and fertilizing -- a woman's eggs.