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New study compares contraceptive risks: Essure or Surgery?

Family planning can come with many questions, concerns and fears.

Once a woman makes the personal decision to not or no longer have children, there are various types of birth control to consider and she may turn to more permanent options, such as hysteroscopic or laparoscopic sterilization.

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