450 Dutch women have symptoms by sterilisatiebehandeling

450 Dutch women have symptoms by sterilisatiebehandeling

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In the Netherlands approximately 450 of the 30,000 women who have been sterilized with Essure implants reported physical complaints.

The most common complaints are pain and fatigue, reports the national Institute for public Health and the Environment (RIVM) Thursday.

Essure implants are a sterilization method may which consists of small feathers in the fallopian tubes can be placed. Some women, however, suffer from appeared previously in American research.


According to the RIVM, the pain especially around the belly, the back and the head. In addition, heavy bleeding during and between menstrual periods, mood swings, memory loss and concentration problems reported.

“Many women indicate that these complaints have their daily lives negatively. They feel the feathers are in, or experienced restrictions on movement,” said the RIVM.

The reported symptoms of women who between 2001 and 2016 the implant. Their average age was 37 years at the time of the sterilization.

The Dutch Association for Obstetrics and Gynecology, showed already know that the Essure implants can be removed. This is usually by the health insurance is reimbursed.

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