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do i need to also use a condom with a mirena iud

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kirk
Dr. John Kirk answered
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
To prevent STDs: Not to improve the pregnancy prevention but always a good idea for sexual transmitted disease prevention. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud is one of t ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Good advice: You do want your Mirena IUD to be effective, so follow the MD's advice and avoid mshaps.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No: An IUD works as emergency contraception, if a woman gets an IUD after having sex. If she already had an IUD before sex, then that is very good contrac ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Same: The efficacy is the same as Mirena
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Vanko
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mirena (levonorgestrel): Mirena (levonorgestrel) protects against pregnancy , not std.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pouya Shafipour
22 years experience Family Medicine
IUD: Iuds, Mirena (levonorgestrel) and paragard are both safe methods of birth control and once inserted in terms of birth control, you don't have to use p ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) is very effective birth control. That being said you still need protection from sexually transmitted diseases. It is a v ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
One month: In a typical patient, i would recommend that they use backup birth control for the first month after insertion. This would vary depending on the pati ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
No: No it would not.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Safe for use : Both types of iuds approved for use in the United States are approved for use in women before they've had a baby. Both are excellent choices for birth ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Possibly: As part of protective sexual activity, a condom can lower the incidence of disease transmission. Pregnancy is not an issue with a bj, but disease tra ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not needed: if only concern is pregnancy - Copper T IUD – failure rate is usually 0.8%. However, condom should be used if there is any concern about sexually tran ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes - many options: There are many forms of contraception available besides condoms: oral contraceptives (“the pill”), vaginal ring, diaphragm, IUD, implant, patch.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Planned parenthood: If you have access to a gynecologist, please see her/him. If not ,go to the local planned parenthood clinic. An injectable or depot hormonal birth con ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: Be aware many people are sensitive to the spermicides used. This can cause itching , redness etc.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No, but...: If a woman did not miss any pills in her last pack, and is just switching to a different brand of birth control pills (another type of pill), she does ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Interesting Question: Using double condoms is a a rare thing in my medical experience. If you are so large you need 2 to guarantee integrity of the condom, perhaps this is ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Yes, but not needed: Iud is high effective in reducing/preventing pregancy, and so spermicide is not typically needed. As you probably already know, using condom (which o ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Check with your HCP: It may be wise to wait for any internal treatment until you contact your healthcare provider. Cryotherapy of the cervix may be associated with a signi ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Bhattacharya
23 years experience Clinical Psychology
This is tough. : A marriage can work but you will both have to realize the setbacks with condoms (breakage and realize you may still get pregnant). So make sure you an ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Prevention of STDs: Condoms and other barrier methods protect you against sexually transmitted diseases in addition to providing contraception or birth control
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Holden
33 years experience Fertility Medicine
Condom contraception: When used faithfully and properly, condoms are a very effective method of contraception!

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