A 24-year-old female asked:
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what's your chances of getting pregnant if you have had the marina iud for a little over 6 years ?

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD: Several studies have shown that the Mirena (levonorgestrel) is still over 98% effective at 7 years. So you have approx. a 2% chance at 6 years. It is only approved by the FDA for 5 years.
Answered on Aug 31, 2014
Dr. John Paas
Dr. John Paas answered
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Low, but a big risk: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD should be removed after five years if used for contraception. It probably lasts significantly longer than 5 years, but YOU SHOULD NOT RELY ON IT ANY LONGER, and use alternate (backup) birth control until you can have it removed. Pregnancies that occur with the IUD in place can be very problematic. It is NOT worth the risk.
Answered on May 31, 2017

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