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How Mirena Works
The first thing that you should know is that there is not one single reason why Mirena shouldn't help to prevent pregnancy. There are in fact several reasons including:
It prevents the sperm from getting to the egg.
It thickens the mucus in the cervix which also acts as a barrier for... Read all »
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The Mirena will stop an egg from developing in the womb. However, it will not stop the egg developing in the tubes. So you will be at risk of an ectopic pregnancy.
How Quickly Does it Take Effect?
The good news is that Mirena is usually fitted within the first 7 days of your period. Therefore it is effective... Read all »
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One of the Most Effective Forms of Contraception
The main benefit to Mirena is the fact that it is so effective. It is estimated that out of every 1000 women who use this method of contraception, only 1 will fall pregnant each year. That is excellent statistics and definitely good news if you want to be able to... Read all »
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A lot of this is down to the fact that it uses hormones to work. Adding extra hormones into the body is not always a good thing, no matter how small a dosage they are.
Disadvantage #1: It is Painful to Insert
Mirena can be quite painful to have inserted into the body. It is fitted just like the coil. The vagina... Read all »
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How Long Does the Injection Last?
There are two different injections you can have and they both have different time restraints. The most common that you will likely be given is Depo-Provera. This will protect you against pregnancy for around 12 weeks. Then it will need to be repeated. The other injection you could... Read all »
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Disadvantage #1: Chance of Weight Gain
If you are using Depo-Provera injections then there is a chance that you could put on weight. It is estimated that you can put on up to 3KG within 3 years of taking contraception injections. So if you are already overweight, this type of contraception would definitely not be... Read all »
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While there are various methods of contraception, a lot of them are not 100% guaranteed. Condoms can split and you can easily forget to take the contraceptive pill. The only way to be 100% certain that you won't get pregnant is to have a sterilisation.
What is Female Sterilisation?
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In order to take part in the Rhythm method, you have to keep a close eye on your body temperature. It is different for each woman has it is based purely upon your menstrual cycle. It is thought that sperm can live inside the woman’s body for up to 5 days before it dies. Eggs on the other hand can only survive for 24... Read all »
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While this has long been off the market, women still remember just how bad it used to be. These days the coil is a safe and effective contraceptive procedure. Many people get IUD and IUS mixed up. The IUS devices contain hormones which are released into the body. IUD devices don't.
How the Coil Works
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It Is Quick and Simple to Have the Coil Fitted
While the procedure is known for being uncomfortable, it only takes 15-20 minutes to have the coil fitted. You start out in the position as you would be for a cervical smear test. The vagina is kept open with a metal device, allowing the doctor or nurse to gain access... Read all »