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Why Women Choose Mirena for Birth Control

by on April 27, 2015 in Family Planning
Why Women Choose Mirena for Birth Control

The Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) is made of flexible plastic that releases the hormone levonorgestrel into the uterus. The device can be inserted during an office visit with your doctor of gynecology in Boston. Mirena is a recommended birth control option for women who have already had a child. You can call abortion services in Boston for more information on Mirena. 

Benefits of Mirena;

  • 99% effective
  • Can be used up to 5 years
  • Pregnancy is possible immediately following removal
  • IUD’s cannot be seen or felt 

Q: What if I get a Mirena IUD and then decide I want to get pregnant? 

A: The great thing about Mirena is that it can be removed anytime by your doctor. You can attempt to get pregnant as soon as it’s removed. Your family planning options are kept open as Mirena gives you an effective birth control method that can be reversed at any time. Within one year of having the IUD removed 8 out of 10 women reported pregnancies. 

Q: How long does it take to get a Mirena IUD? 

A: After discussing with your doctor or a women’s service center if a Mirena IUD is right for you. Check with your insurance company to make sure it’s covered. Then you can schedule your appointment. The Mirena has to be placed within seven days of the start of your period. 

Q: What is the process for having a Mirena IUD placed? 

A: Placement typically only takes a few minutes. After applying an antiseptic solution to your vagina and cervix a slim plastic tube containing the Mirena is inserted into the vagina and then into the uterus. After ensuring the device is positioned correctly the inserter is removed. Threads on the IUD are then trimmed to the appropriate length.

And that’s it! Birth control is now taken care of for up to five years. 


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