News for Mirena Users
Great news for users of the Mirena intrauterine device- The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health have just released their latest guidance for intrauterine contraception (coils). The most significant change is the use of Mirena for contraception has now been extended from 5 years to 6 years if fitted under the age of 45. This also applies to the other 52mg hormonal IUD’s Levosert and Benilexa.
These IUD’s if fitted over the age of 45 yrs can continue to be used until age 55 yrs when contraception is no longer needed.
The Faculty have now also endorsed the use of Levosert and Benilexa, along with Mirena, for use for 4-5yrs for endometrial protection as part of HRT in menopause treatment.
If your Mirena is due to expire, contact the clinic to see if you are able to use this for 6 years.