What is the Mirena contraceptive?

Answer Mirena is the trade name for an intrauterine device (IUD) designed to prevent pregnancy. It must be inserted by a doctor. Once inside the uterus it can stay in place for up to five years.How it Wor... Read More »

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What age do you have to be to get Mirena?

There is no minimum age requirement to use Mirena, but the device is recommended for women who have had at least one child. According to the official Mirena website, most of the FDA-approval resear... Read More »

How effective is Mirena?

On One Hand: Mirena As an Effective Form of Birth ControlMirena is considered to be one of the most effective forms of birth control available. As an IUD placed inside the uterus with the birth con... Read More »

Anyone had symptoms with Mirena?

I experienced spotting for the first two days, then it went away until my period came.When my period came, I had NO cramping whatsoever, and it was very light! I've had it for 4 or 5 months now, an... Read More »

Mirena replacement due?

I'm sorry you had such a rough time - I just got mine in June and my placement just felt like a pinch. I took Ibuprofen an hour or so beforehand. My doctor also offered cervical freezing, but I rea... Read More »