An intrauterine device (IUD), also known as a intrauterine contraceptive (IUC), is a small, flexible “T” shaped device that is placed inside of the uterus. These long-acting birth control devices can provide pregnancy prevention for 3-10 years depending on which IUD you choose. Mirena IUD is small, safe, and highly effective. IUD’s can be placed during a routine office visit in a matter of minutes.
Mirena is a soft, flexible IUD that releases small amounts of hormone locally into your uterus. It gives you birth control you can count on for up to 5 years.
- Mirena IUD is more than 99% effective at preventing pregnancy
- You can try to become pregnant as soon as Mirena is removed. Within a year of having Mirena removed, about 8 out of 10 women succeed at becoming pregnant
- Mirena is also proven to reduce heavy periods in women who choose intrauterine contraception.