A: The mirena IUD (intrauterine device) is a hormone-releasing contraceptive that is placed in the uterus and delivers a small amount of hormone (progestin) directly to the uterus - this form of contraception needs to be placed by a healthcare provider and is effective for up to five years. The mirena IUD is not only a very effective contraceptive but is also beneficial for the treatment of disorders such as abnormal uterine bleeding. The IUD is placed within seven days of the start of the menstrual period and is 99% effective as a contraceptive.
A woman may try to conceive right after the IUD is removed. It takes the average young couple about 4-6 months to conceive and after one year approximately 85-90% of couples will conceive.
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