WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an order to restrict the sale and distribution of the controversial birth control device Essure, beginning on April 9.

Essure is a non-invasive permanent birth control procedure involving the insertion of two small nickel-titanium coils placed inside the fallopian tubes to spur the growth of scar tissue that eventually blocks the tubes to prevent pregnancy.

Since its approval in 2002, nearly 27,000 reports have linked the device to painful and serious side-effects including excessive pain, severe allergic reactions, and perforated organs, according to a CBS News report in late May.

“We’ve been closely evaluating new information on the use of Essure, and based on our review of a growing body of evidence, we believe this product requires additional meaningful safeguards to ensure women are able to make informed decisions about risk when considering this option,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. said in a statement.

Such safeguards will include additional requirements necessary to provide quality assurance of its safety and effectiveness.

According to the FDA, the patient brochure, “Patient-Doctor Discussion Checklist — Acceptance of Risk and Informed Decision Acknowledgement,” must be reviewed between the healthcare provider and the patient to ensure an understanding of the risks, benefits and any additional information regarding the safety of the device.

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