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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.Women of all ages, including teenagers, up to women in menopause can use 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 provides effective and long-term birth control. It is designed to be used by women of all ages, including teenagers and must be implanted by a trained and qualified gynecologist . 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

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 . Once you've made the decision to use an IUD, we'll assist you with placement of the Mirena IUD . For more information  feel free to contact us at 604-546-2190.

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