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Top Women’s Issues, Concerns on Mirena IUD Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) is one of the well-known forms of birth controls. It often comes as a small, T-shaped and flexible device which is inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. It contains a synthetic hormone called levonogestrel, which makes the uterine linings unsuitable for the sperms. But just like any other forms of birth controls, Mirena is not exempted from having side effects. This is one of the reasons why there are some women who are concern and anxious about using the birth control. These side effects have result into filing of lawsuits against Bayer Pharmaceuticals, manufacturer of Mirena.

The Minena IUD is thought to be very effective, with less than one percent failure rate for perfect users. However, this number does not include women whose IUD fell out of place, which is a possible problem in the first few months after insertion. Mirena does not result in fertility problems for most users. After removing Minena, 20 percent of women trying to get pregnant were still unable to have a child a year after having Mirena removed. This is one reason that the manufacturers recommend Mirena only for women who have children.

Because no method is considered to be 100 percent effective, there are some women using Mirena who may get potentially get pregnant. In case this may happen, ectopic pregnancy may arise. This medical condition may require surgical intervention because it is believed to be dangerous for both mother and the developing child. Ectopic pregnancy may potentially lead to fertility problems. When pregnancy continues with Mirena in the uterus, long-term effects on the

unborn child are unknown. Because synthetic hormones are being released right into the uterus, birth defects, and infant health problems are a possibility.

It may also cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), and those women who are risk for this, or who already have it should not use an IUD of any sort. A woman does not need to be at potential risk for PID for this to occur. Some women may get infections from placement of the device. Another potential complication is that the IUD may perforate the uterus, and may require surgical removal.

If you are a woman who is interested in Mirena or is having problems with Mirena, you may refer to Mirena IUD Side Effects, which has more substantial information regarding this matter.

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Top Women’s Issues, Concerns on Mirena IUD