Erin Brokovich's new fight for women and contraception

Erin Brokovich's new fight for women and contraception

Essure is a form of birth control that if marketed as "the only non-surgical permanent birth control available." Users of the contraceptive have reported painful and concerning side effects, along with ineffectiveness.

The device is FDA approved but a dedicated group is lobbying to change that. Erin Brokovich, the lawyer made famous by the Hollywood movie, is fighting to get this harmful contraceptive off the shelves and unavailable to women.

Brokovich got involved in the case after being contacted by thousands of women about the pre-empted drug. The pre-empted product was pre-approved for the market but there is legal recourse for the company if something goes wrong.

Brokovich explains her campaign to bring awareness for women to make better more informed decisions for herself.

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