ESSURE is advertised as a permanent form of birth control for women. This device is manufactured by the multi-billion dollar Bayer Corporation. The intent of the device is to create an irreversible form of birth control for women who no longer wish to have children. According to the FDA, studies have shown that if the device is correctly implanted, the chance of pregnancy is less than (1) one percent. Bayer claims that about 1,000,000 women have received ESSURE since 2002. However, since it's inception, the Essure device has been plagued with complications associated with improper insertion, device migration and expulsion, significant incidence of failure leading to pregnancy, ectopic pregnancy, stillborn birth, preterm delivery and fetal death.

The Essure device has also been associated with significant prevalence of long term debilitating side-effects which include abnormal bleeding, chronic pelvic pain, pain with intercourse, back pain and a number of symptoms which mimic autoimmune disorders such as Fibromyalgia, Sjorgen's Syndrome, Lupus and Systemic Nickel Allergy Syndrome (SNAS). Since being removed from the world market, Essure has continued to be a nightmare for women which is appropriately named, "E-hell".

Essure was promoted by doctors and Bayer as a positive life-changing reproductive option for women. Instead, it has caused the death of the unborn; the unnecessary loss of women's wombs, the death of many E-sisters, and permanent life-destroying effects on families. It will forever be remembered in human history as one of the worst medical devices ever produced and implanted in women. Although Bayer and the FDA are often blamed for the issues associated with Essure, the majority of blame rests with the medical community and the implanting surgeons that failed to protect their patients.

Our goal is to provide women with information concerning the ESSURE device in order for them to make an educated decision regarding the use of this product for birth control.

Our Mission Statement

As the gatekeepers of Healthcare, it is the responsibility of every patient’s doctor to have been well informed and well trained in the management of Essure and its complications. Instead, at best, the OBGYN specialty was naive. At worst, it was complicit in the suffering caused by E-hell, blinded by greed and convenience which lead to the inappropriate promotion of Essure with an obvious diversion from reality tainted by financial conflicts of interest. Even after 20 years, women continue to endure emotional and medical abuse as a result of Essure and, in many cases, at the hands of the same doctors that implanted their Essure. The same doctors who continue to dismiss their suffering, downplay the detrimental cause and effect of Essure, surgically mismanage the removal of Essure or simply ignore their patients' suffering.

It can be said that many are at fault in this Essure saga, but none more than the specialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology and their respective specialty societies in every nation of the world that approved the sale of Essure. We as the gatekeepers of our patients' health have the most blood on our hands.

The world community of E-sisters have joined together to fight back against medical and governmental bureaucratic obstacles and demand to be heard. They have become the learned and our teachers, spreading the word against Essure. And they demand to be heard.

"The mission of the NO Essure platforms is to provide in-depth, candid and accurate information of each antagonist in the story of Essure and to make the medical community and Bayer understand that justice can only come to fruition when every women hurt by Essure is finally heard. Join me and let me help you be heard."


Julio C. Novoa, MD
Medical Director,
No Essure Platforms


Julio C. Novoa, MD

Dr. Novoa is an internationally recognized patient advocate and expert in the management of Essure complications. He graduated from University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He received his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from Meharry Medical college in Nashville Tennessee in 1995 and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) in 1999.

Dr. Novoa moved to El Paso Texas in 1999 and currently is in private practice specializing in high risk obstetrical vaginal deliveries, Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section (VBAC), minimally invasive gynecological surgery and fully conscious tumescent anesthetic cosmetic surgery. Since 1999, Dr. Novoa has dedicated a significant portion of his medical practice to charity services for underserved and impoverished communities and currently is the President and Medical Director of the Ministry of the Archangels Michael, Raphael and Gabriel medical ministry which he founded.

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    ESSURE Patient Advocate
    Dr. Novoa became involved with Essure in January 2014 when he was invited to join and speak as a medical expert and commentator on the United States Facebook forum, Essure Problems, the largest social media forum in the world dedicated to inform women of the dangers of Essure.

    In 2015, Dr. Novoa was invited to author a chapter in the first book published about Essure titled "Essureal Journey: Concepts, Concerns and Considerations for Hysteroscopic Sterilization, 2017."

    In 2018, Dr. Novoa was included as an expert commentator on Essure in the Academy Award nominated documentary, THE BLEEDING EDGE, on Netflix.

    Since 2014, Dr. Novoa and his wife, Mrs. Danielle Novoa, have worked tirelessly committing over 5000 hours of their time to educate the public and the medical community about Essure.

    Along with the Essure Problems forum and their sister forums, Dr. Novoa was instrumental in bringing to light the significant problems with Essure to the FDA. He has personally met with senior medical representatives of Bayer regarding Essure and he has spoken before United States Congressional representatives and the FDA Advisory committee on Essure with the goal of having the Essure device permanently banned from the US and world market. Dr. Novoa launched the NO Essure platforms on September 20th, 2021 as another step towards reaching this goal.

    Dr. Novoa continues his work with educating the public and his colleagues regarding Essure as well as many other medical implant devices like Essure which induce foreign body reactions such as hernia meshes, vaginal meshes, urethral slings, Filschie clips, Hulka clips and Silicone Falope bands.
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When failure (of ESSURE) occurs, the risk of ectopic pregnancy is
as high as 50%

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