A 28-year-old female asked:
my mirena (levonorgestrel) was inserted 8 years ago. i've heard that in europe they use is for up to 7 years...is my iud still effective contraception?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Timothy Raichle answered
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
5 years: The standard practice is that they are effective contraception for 5 years and then need to be replaced with a new one if you wish to continue. I would not trust a Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud that has been in for 8 years to provide you with the same reliable contraception.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
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