Understanding Mirena Contraception
While it isn’t overly popular anymore, Mirena contraception has been one of the most popular methods available in recent years. It is a small IUD device which is inserted into the body. From there it releases hormones into the uterus. This helps to prevent any unwanted pregnancies.
What is Mirena?
The actual device is T-shaped and it is made of very soft and flexible plastic. It is mainly used in the US and it gives you protection for 5 years. It is proven to be 99% effective and it doesn’t contain any estrogen. You can also choose to have the device removed whenever you like. This means that if you do decide to start a family, it will be no problem.
The great thing about this device is that it can also be used to treat particularly heavy periods.
Is it Suitable for Everyone?
Mirena is not always suitable for all women. In fact, if the following apply to you then you shouldn’t use this form of contraception:
- If you have or if you get pelvic infections
- If you have bleeding from the vagina that cannot be explained
- If you have breast cancer
- If you’re allergic to silicone, levonorgestrel or polyethylene
Basically you should be fit and healthy before you start to use this form of contraception. If you have any questions at all then pop along to your doctors and ask them for advice. They will be able to give you a better idea of whether or not you’re a good candidate for this type of contraception.
Overall Mirena works in a number of ways to prevent pregnancy. While it isn’t as common in different parts of the world, in America it still remains one of the most loved forms of contraception available. Always talk through your options with your doctor as they will know which type of contraception would be best for you.