Update: On July 20th, 2018, Bayer announced it will stop selling Essure Birth Control Implants. “This decision is based on a decline in U.S. sales of Essure in recent years and the conclusion that the Essure business is no longer sustainable,” Bayer said in a statement.
Bayer had already discontinued marketing and sales of Essure outside of the United States in September 2017.
Essure is made of two small coils that are placed into the fallopian tubes and is intended to cause inflammation and scar tissue that forms and blocks the tubes, preventing pregnancy.
Read more about this decision in our article about the recent decision.