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What is a Mirena IUD?

Mirena is an intrauterine hormonal device (IUD) that can provide long-term birth control. These are tiny, flexible T-shaped devices that are inserted inside the uterus to lower the possibility of becoming pregnant. Mirena is a popular IUD brand name that works by releasing the hormone levonorgestrel. Mirena delivers reliable and long-term contraception that can prevent pregnancy for up to five years after insertion. Premenopausal women of all ages, including teenagers, can utilize the Mirena IUD.

How does Mirena IUD Work to Help Prevent Pregnancy?

The Mirena IUD alters sperm's ability to survive and move around inside the uterus. Additionally, it thickens the cervix's mucus, which keeps sperm from reaching an egg and fertilizing it. Furthermore, it causes the uterine lining to become thinner, which prevents ovulation. The Mirena IUD might also occasionally prevent the ovaries from producing an egg.

Benefits of Mirena IUD

Mirena has been found to decrease menstrual bleeding when used for at least three months. Around 1 in 5 women no longer have their periods after using the device for up to 12 months. It offers the following benefits:

  • No need to interrupt intercourse for birth control.
  • It can be used without the participation of the partner.
  • Any-time removal allows almost instant return to fertility.
  • Stays in place for up to 5 years.
  • Can be used during breast-feeding (6 to 8 weeks after delivery).

The Mirena IUD also helps prevent the following issues:

  • Severe menstrual pain or pain caused by endometriosis.
  • Risk of endometrial cancer.
  • Risk of pelvic infection.

Given the variety of birth control options available, it is advisable to discuss your requirements and goals with Dr. Michelle Gerber at The IUD Clinic, who is trained with all the necessary skills approved by Health Canada. Once you've made the decision to use the IUDs, we'll assist you in selecting the best Mirena IUD among your alternatives. For more information about birth control options, feel free to contact us at 604-546-2190 or write to us.

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