Monday, March 26, 2012

Mirena: Intra-uterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD)

Dr Deepika Tiwari, Gynecologist, Gurgaon 9911821669

Mirena is a longer acting hormone releasing device. It has a T shaped polyethylene frame with a steroid reservoir, containing Levonorgesterol.
This device mainly acts by releasing levonorgesterol into the uterine cavity, and effects are due to local progesterone action. It can produce contraceptive action for up to 5 years.
Pearl Index after 5 years is 0.09/ 100 women year.
Health Benefits of Mirena
  • Reduction of blood loss
  • Reduction of pain and dysmenorrhoea in Endometriosis, and fibroids.
  • Do not influence lactation, or foetal growth
  • Prevention and treatment of Endometrial hyperplasia

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