Mirena, Kyleena or Paragard?
|Hormones: Contains 52 mg of the progestin, levonorgestrel; releases around 20 mcg daily. Completely estrogen free.||Hormones: Contains 19.5 mg of the progestin, levonorgestrel; releases about 17.5 mcg per day. Completely estrogen free.||Hormones: Completely hormone free. Contains copper to prevent pregnancy.|
|Size: Measures 32 mm horizontally and 32 mm vertically.||Size: Measures 28 mm horizontally and 30 mm vertically.||Size: Measures 32 mm horizontally and 36 mm vertically.|
|Insertion: Tube used to insert Mirena is 4.4 mm in diameter.||Insertion: Tube used to insert Kyleena is 3.8 mm in diameter.|
|Time: Can be used for up to 5 years.||Time: Can be used for up to 5 years.||Time: Can be used for up to 10 years.|
|Effectiveness: Over 99.8%.||Effectiveness: Over 99%.||Effectiveness: Over 99%.|
|Periods: For most women, Mirena causes their period to stop completely. Due to the higher progestin level, this IUD is also the only IUD FDA-approved to help treat heavy and painful periods.||Periods: Can cause periods to be lighter and shorter. There is a change your period may stop completely.||Periods: Can cause periods to be heavier or more like your natural hormone-free cycle.|