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Product Recall: Essure Contraceptive Device

September 10, 2019

Queensland Health is contacting women who have received an Essure device, to make them aware the product has been recalled in Australia. Women who have experienced side effects or complications from an Essure device are being advised to undergo a medical review at their local hospital or, alternatively to visit their GP.

Essure is an implanted device that provides permanent contraception for women, however is no longer being sold or implanted in Australia.

Following reports of side effects and complications in women with Essure devices, hospitals in Australia were sent advice from the Therapeutic Goods Administration in August 2017 requiring that the Essure device not be used in any further procedures.

Patient information: Essure device - Find out what to do if you think you are experiencing side effects or complications from an Essure permanent contraception device.

Clinician information: Essure device - How to assist a patient who may present with side effects or complications from an Essure permanent contraception device.


For further information visit Queensland Health's Website.

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