Mirena is a birth control known as an intrauterine device (or IUD). What this means is that the device is placed with a woman’s uterine wall.
The product is supposed to last for nearly 5 years and is completely reversible. Mirena is the brand name for one of the more widely used IUDs, releasing the hormone progestin levonorgestrel.
However, some issues with the IUD have come up and serious complications are affecting women all over the country, not to mention worldwide. Side effects of the birth control include infection, perforation, migration, and expulsion. What this means is that the drug can infect your body, perforate the uterus, has the ability to migrate into other areas, or completely leave your body no longer protecting you. On some occasions, the device has actually been lost in a woman’s body and the doctor is unable to retrieve it. A foreign object released into the body can cause a myriad of complications for anyone. Other women have experienced ectopic pregnancies and pelvic inflammatory disease. The drug has been reported as affecting fertility for women as well. If you’ve suffered a serious injury or have questions about Mirena, you should speak to an experienced attorney who can offer you help and answers. Watch the video now to learn more.
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