SIMI VALLEY ( — A Ventura County mother of two says a permanent contraception device called Essure has caused her and thousands of other women excruciating pain.

“I was literally walking around hunched over holding onto my stomach for three weeks out of the month,” Tanya Lovis said. “The pain was just too much to bear.”

For 10 months, doctors were mystified by Lovis’ symptoms: “…excruciating pelvic pain, sharp stabbing pains in my left and right side, I started bleeding very heavily and I would literally vomit from the spinning sensation.”

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