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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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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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Reduces Heavy Periods

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

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How Effective Is Mirena?

Mirena is one of the most effective low-maintenance birth control options. Once Mirena is placed by your healthcare provider, it is over 99% effective and works consistently to prevent pregnancy for as long as you want, for up to 5 years.

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As the chart on this page shows, when choosing birth control, generally the more you have to do the less effective the option. The most effective methods, including intrauterine devices such as Mirena, are found at the top of the chart. If you think Mirena may be right for you, review this list of questions and have a conversation with your healthcare provider.

 
 

Birth control without a daily routine

Mirena (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) is birth control you don’t have to think about every day or even every year. Once it’s placed, check the threads of Mirena once a month to make sure it’s in the correct position. Your healthcare provider can explain how.

Birth control that gives you flexibility to change your mind

Birth control should give you options if you’re not sure you want more children. With Mirena, you get both efficacy and flexibility. Mirena lasts for as long as you want, for up to 5 years, and can be removed by your healthcare provider at any time, so you can try to become pregnant right away. Within a year of having Mirena removed, about 8 out of 10 women succeed at becoming pregnant.

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

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