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See for Yourself

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.

Important Safety Information | Full Prescribing Information

Kim’s Story

Kim wanted birth control with no daily routine.

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See for YourselfSee for Yourself

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

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A Mother’s Thoughts

A mother considers her reasons
for choosing Mirena.

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Kim’s StoryKim’s Story

Kim wanted birth control
with no daily routine.

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Use this guide to ask your doctor if Mirena is right for you.

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Answer a series of questions about your birth control needs and learn more about Mirena.

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Is Mirena Right for Me?

Only you and your healthcare provider can decide if Mirena (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) is right for you. Mirena is recommended for women who have had a child.

Mirena may be right for you if you are looking for birth control that is:

Highly Effective—One of the most effective birth control methods—over 99%—and does not rely on you to be effective

Convenient—No daily routine and no monthly refills. It lasts as long as you want, for up to 5 years, the timeframe is up to you. You can do a simple monthly check to make sure it’s in place, your healthcare provider can explain how

Reversible—You can have it removed by your healthcare provider at any time, and try to become pregnant right away

Estrogen-free—It delivers small amounts of progestin locally into your uterus

Approved to treat heavy periods—Mirena is the first and only birth control that is FDA-approved to treat heavy periods in women who choose intrauterine birth control

Do not use Mirena if you have a pelvic infection, get infections easily, or have certain cancers.

Mirena is recommended for women who have had a child.It’s true that no birth control is right for everyone. But by understanding how birth control works and its associated risks, you and your healthcare provider can make the best possible choice for you. For detailed information about the possible side effects of Mirena, some potentially serious, please see Mirena Safety Considerations and the Patient Information.

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