Mirena is an IUD that is good for five years, contains hormone, and for most women will result in decreased blood flow with periods and in some complete cessation of menstruation.

What is Mirena?

Mirena is a hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) that can offer birth control (contraception) for upto 5 years. The tool is a T-shaped plastic frame that is inserted into the uterus, and it releases a kind of the hormone known as progestin. You yourself can do a monthly thread check to make sure it is in the appropriate place.

How does it work?

To avoid pregnancy, Mirena

  • Thickens the mucus which is in the cervix to prevent sperm from reaching or fertilizing an egg
  • Thins the coating of the uterus and partly suppresses ovulation


  • Your doctor will place in a speculum into your vagina and clean your vagina and cervix with an antibacterial solution.
  • Special instruments might be used to smoothly align your cervical canal and uterine cavity and to determine the depth of your uterine cavity.
  • Mirena’s horizontal arms will be folded and placed in an applicator tube.
  • The tube is then put into your cervical canal, and Mirena is positioned in your uterus.
  • When the applicator tube is taken away, Mirena will remain in the position.
  • Mirena’s strings will be trimmed so that they don’t stick out too far into the vagina

Why it's done?

Mirena provides effectual, long-standing contraception. Mirena can be used in premenopausal women of any ages, including teenagers.

  • Eliminates the necessary to break off sex for contraception
  • Does not entail partner partaking
  • Can stay on in place for up to five years
  • Can be removed at any instance
  • Can be used even while breast-feeding
  • There is no need to worry about the risk of side effects related to birth control methods

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