Mirena- A Widely Used Birth Control Method

Press Release   •   Nov 16, 2011 02:49 EST

Mirena is a medically approved birth control method used by women. This birth control method usually effects hormonal system. Placed in the uterus, this intrauterine device can be effectively used to treat the healthy menstrual cycle in the women.

Mirena IUD contains the female hormone. The device releases the hormone to prevent pregnancy. The medicine is usually prescribed to those women who have no plans to get pregnant for about five years. Hence, it’s a long term birth control method that assists in preventing pregnancy. Women who have at least one child can also use this IUD device.

The intrauterine device is placed inside the uterus and it releases hormone slowly so as to prevent pregnancy. This particular medication can even be used for preventing the irregular menstrual problems. The T shaped intrauterine device is made up of polyethylene and is known to contain levonorgesterol.

This particular birth control method has been in the market for over a decade now. Administered by experienced medical practitioners, the IUD device is applied with the use of a thin plastic tube. It is usually placed after 7 days of the menstrual period. It comes with a string attached to it at one end for removing the device. After the placement of the device, the doctor usually cut short this string in order to avoid any sort of uneasiness.

Mirena usually has different effects on the uterus that help prevents pregnancy in the women. The rate of pregnancy after inserting the Mirena is found to be about 0.7 percent all over the world. The medication present in the device thickens cervical mucus to prevent sperms from entering the lining of the uterus.

The medicine even inhibits rate of the sperm survival and even things the wall of endometrium. This device in itself even increases production rate of leukocytes that is directly targeted to production of sperms and eggs and the leukocytes kill them. Leukocytes are considered harmful to the early embryo that can lead to abortion in times of any accidental pregnancy. Last but not the least, you can ask your doctor or pharmacist about the Mirena treatment before making your selection.

Kelly Howe writes articles for AMAMeds,a duly licensed pharmacy in the province of British Columbia, Canada.For more information about OB/GYN products please visit