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Last review from:
, Thailand, 08/18/2018
Mirena is a small plastic T-shaped device that your doctor will insert intro your womb – it releases the hormone progestogen to prevent you from getting pregnant (How? Read here). Some women do find the insertion and removal a little painful (many also don’t) – your doctor may advise you to take a painkiller just before you have it inserted or removed.
The Mirena IUS is ok for women who otherwise cannot use the combined pill. Women using Mirena may experience lighter periods, or their periods stop all together, so it may be recommended to women with heavy or painful periods.
Although the Mirena IUS is suitable for most women, you should always double check with your doctor if you have or have had any health conditions.
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Key facts about Mirena
- Mirena is around 99% effective when inserted correctly
- You can keep the Mirena for 5 years
- You can have the Mirena removed at any time (but it needs to be removed by a doctor)
- You can have the Mirena fitted at any point in your menstrual cycle (as long as you’re not pregnant)
- Mirena does not protect you against sexually transmitted diseases (condoms, condoms, condoms!)
- You can have the Mirena fitted straight after an abortion or miscarriage, and usually 4-6 weeks after giving birth (vaginal or caesarean)
- It is safe to use the Mirena if you’re breastfeeding