Promoting Excellence in Sexual and Reproductive Health

NZCSRH Position Statements

Our organisational position statements on a range of topics relating to sexual and reproductive healthcare.


Essure and IUDs are not the same thing.

On the 4th May, on TVNZ, there was an important article that people who had an Essure permanent contraceptive, which is placed in the tube and designed to cause scars,  should read about.

Concerningly, this article implied Essure is an IUD. IUD's are long acting reversible contraception designed to be removed. They are not made of the same material and are not designed to work in the same way.
People who have had Essure and are concerned should contact their doctor. If you have an IUD, don't worry, this does not apply to you. If you are not sure, then give your doctor a call and ask them which one you have.


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