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Topics: Implant

25-Year-Old Mom Has Toes Amputated and Hysterectomy after IUD Migrates to Her Stomach



A woman earlier this year was forced to undergo surgery, a hysterectomy, and have her toes amputated after her intrauterine device (IUD) migrated to her stomach and liver, the media has reported. “[I] began to have a sharp pain in the bottom right side of my stomach and the first thing that popped in my head was is this that IUD?,” Tanai Smith, a 25-year-old single mom from Baltimore, Maryland, wrote on a GoFundMe page …

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Bayer to Stop Selling Controversial Sterilization Device Following Mounting Lawsuits and Complaints



After years of litigation and sustained pressure from thousands of women who have reported injuries and other adverse side effects from the Essure sterilization coil, Bayer, the device’s manufacturer, has announced that it will discontinue selling Essure in the United States by the end of the year. In a press release last Friday, Bayer announced that it would cease selling or distributing Essure after December 31st. Bayer also notified the U.S. Food and Drug Administration …

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Dutch City Proposes Mandatory Birth Control for ‘Incompetent’ Mothers



A high-ranking Rotterdam city official has proposed that women the government has deemed ‘incapable’ of raising children should be forced to use contraception. Rotterdam alderman Hugo de Jonge argues that judges should be able to compel—by force if necessary—women to use birth control who the state determines to be living with an irremediable learning disability, mental illness or suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction. “It concerns children who are born into families where it …

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