Mirena (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) is recommended for women who have had at least one child. This is because most of the medical research conducted on Mirena for FDA approval was among women who had at least one child.
Whatever stage of life you're in, Mirena offers effective, convenient birth control that you don't have to think about taking every day, every week or every year. Once Mirena is properly placed, all you have to do is check the threads once a month. Your health care provider can show you how. If you have trouble finding the threads, be sure to use a backup form of birth control and call your health care provider.
Mirena offers a flexible option if you have had at least one child and:
This conversation can help you and your health care provider decide if Mirena is a good option for you. Print a copy and bring it with you to your next doctor's visit.
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, Mirena may be the right choice for you.
|Print out this questionnaire and bring it to your health care provider to discuss if Mirena is right for you.|
Also, be sure to share with your health care provider any current or past health conditions that you have to help you both decide if Mirena may be right for you.
Your health care provider needs to know if you:
For a more complete list of considerations to discuss with your health care provider and important safety information you should know click here.
* A woman's chances of getting pregnant within 12 months of having Mirena removed are approximately 80%.
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