Learn about the Mirena IUD as a birth control method

Gynecologist holding an IUD birth control device before using it for patient There are many birth control options available for women today. One of them is the IUD, which is a reversible and long-term alternative to other solutions such as birth control pills or condoms. At Premier OB/GYN in Bradenton, FL, women can speak to our experts about this and other birth control choices available to them that will work with their budget and lifestyle.

What is an IUD?

The team at Premier OB/GYN describes the IUD as a small, T-shaped device inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. IUDs are available in two forms: hormonal and copper. Hormonal IUDs release a small amount of progestin hormone into the uterus, which thickens the cervical mucus and thins the lining of the uterus. Mirena is one of the most popular hormonal IUDs used today for women looking to reduce the risk of pregnancy.

Why might I choose the Mirena IUD?

Mirena IUD is a reversible contraceptive that is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. It’s also a great choice for women who have uterine fibroids because it can help to reduce the symptoms of the fibroids and provide some relief in those experiencing chronic pain or discomfort.

How does the Mirena IUD work?

The Mirena IUD is inserted into the uterus by a healthcare provider at Premier OB/GYN and releases a small amount of progestin each day to help prevent pregnancy. The progestin also helps to thin the lining of the uterus, which may reduce menstrual bleeding and pain. Mirena IUD can be used for up to 5 years and can be removed at any time if you want to get pregnant. This allows women the option to reduce the risk of pregnancy for a specific period of time until they are ready to conceive again.

What are the benefits of the Mirena IUD?

  • Over 99% effective in preventing pregnancy
  • Can be used for up to 5 years
  • Reduces symptoms of uterine fibroids
  • Is reversible
  • Can be paired with other birth control methods

How do I learn more about the Mirena IUD?

If you are considering the Mirena IUD or have any questions about this contraceptive option, please schedule an appointment with Premier OB/GYN today. Our team of experts will help you make the best decision for your reproductive health and can educate you further on this and other birth control solutions available. The office is located at 5323 4th Avenue in Bradenton, Florida and can be reached by calling (941) 745-5115.

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