Hi my name is Tracy I had the essure placed in July 2013. After having 6 children I was done. Instead of getting a tubal litigation my doctor had told me about this procedure that was non evasive. It sounded great at the time. I neglected to do extensive research because I took my doctors word for it because hey he was the doctor. He should know what’s best and he wouldn’t steer me in the wrong direction right??? Wrong. Life for me has changed since July 2013. I never complained about pain before but now that’s all I have. I have cramping pain in my abdomen to my back like mild contractions. I cramp terribly through my menstrual cycle now and I bleed heavily something in which I never had before. I am not intimate with my partner any longer because I have no sexual desire. I’m gaining more weight. I was able too lose the’baby weight’ before but now I can’t. Everyday I tell my self I wish I would’ve known. From my stand point here is my version of weighing the good to the bad of essure. The good: birth control. The bad: you can still conceive, pain,bloating, cramping, heavy bleeding, weight gain, headaches, no sexual desire, emotional stress, not going out in public during menstrual cycle because you bleed through your pads ,possible relationship failure because your partner can only handle so much and most importantly not being able to be a mom. Those are the problems I face. I may have 6 children but I ran a bigger risk getting essure as opposed to having another child. If I had known any of this would have been my outcome I would’ve never gotten the essure placed. We need a voice because no one should suffer like this. Something needs done.