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Mirena is an IUD made of soft, flexible plastic that’s placed into your uterus by a healthcare provider.

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Kim’s StoryKim’s Story

Kim wanted birth control
with no daily routine.

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Kim’s Story

Kim wanted birth control with no daily routine.

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Effective birth control that lasts for as
long as Kim wants, for up to 5 years.

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A mother considers her reasons
for choosing Mirena.

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Kim wanted birth control
with no daily routine.

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Use this interactive tool to learn more about the flexibility, size, and placement of Mirena. The tool will give you a better idea of how Mirena looks and feels, as well as how its size compares to items you use everyday.


What is Mirena? How does it work? Why should you consider it? Get quick answers to these and other general questions about Mirena.

How does Mirena look and feel?

Size and Flexibility of Mirena

Mirena (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) is small, T‑shaped, and made of soft, flexible plastic

Mirena is placed in the uterus, not the vagina, so neither you nor your partner should be able to feel it during sex. Sometimes male partners may feel the threads

Mirena has threads that allow you to do a simple monthly check to make sure it’s in place, your healthcare provider can explain how. If you have trouble finding the threads, call your healthcare provider right away. And in the meantime, use a non-hormonal form of birth control as a back-up


A highly effective birth control option

Mirena is:

A hormone-releasing IUD placed into your uterus by your healthcare provider

Convenient—No daily routine and no trips to the pharmacy

More than 99% effective in preventing pregnancy for as long as you want, for up to 5 years—one of the most effective birth control options available

A nonpermanent form of birth control, meaning you can have it removed at any time by your healthcare provider and try to become pregnant right away

Birth control that’s also proven to treat heavy periods in women who choose intrauterine contraception

If you’re looking for a highly effective, convenient birth control option, start a conversation with your healthcare provider, who can help you decide if Mirena is right for you.

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