Many women are surprised to learn that condoms or birth control pills can
fail, resulting in unplanned pregnancies. Intrauterine devices (IUD) offer
women greater protection and over 99% effectiveness. In addition, women
choosing the Mirena® IUD also appreciate much lighter menstrual periods.
Want hassle-free birth control that fits your life? With a family and full
life, there’s little time to think about birth control. Instead
of the hassles of injections, daily pills and other methods, the Mirena®
IUD provides birth control that you don’t have to think about.
Mirena® is 99.9% effective birth control for up to 5 years (or less,
if you choose). The estrogen-free IUD is perfect for women who are looking
for a contraceptive to help simplify their lives. It’s for women
who have decided their families are just the right size; for new mothers
to consider, even if breastfeeding; and for women who aren’t satisfied
with their current contraceptive.
It takes just a little longer than having a PAP smear to insert an IUD
in your uterus. It’s a good idea to take some Ibuprofen beforehand
to minimize mild cramping that some patients experience. Once in place,
Mirena® works on its own. Unlike many other contraceptives, it doesn’t
rely on you using it regularly and properly to be effective. So, you can
enjoy spontaneous, immediate intimacy. An IUD can be easily removed during
a routine office visit. Studies show that the chances of getting pregnant
after discontinuing Mirena® are similar to those of women who had
not been using any method of birth control.
Mirena® contains a small amount of progesterone, a natural ovarian
hormone, that keeps the inside lining of your uterus thin. This results
in lighter periods and less menstrual cramps that many women desire. It
works so well that we often use the Mirena® IUD to help women who
experience abnormally heavy periods.
In many countries IUDs are one of the more popular contraceptives. Clinical
studies indicate that the IUDs in use today have no greater risk of infection
than women without them. At Women’s Health Specialists we’re
making it possible for many women in our community to enjoy all the above
benefits and most importantly better protection against an unplanned pregnancy.
So if you’re in a long term, mutually monogamous relationship you
may want to consider an IUD.
(We offer Mirena® IUD monthly payment plans, and the cost is similar
to birth control pills.)