Los Angeles, CA
A 34-year-old female asked:
My wife currently has a mirena (levonorgestrel) iud and going on the 6th year. she is already 34 and healthy. what are the chances she can get pregnant if we plan after 2-3 years if she gets her iud removed now?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Depends: A IUD is a device for contraception. It basically creates a hostile environment for a fertilized egg. Once it is removed fertility should return immediately. However your wife is now 6 years older! It is known that female fertility declines with age, just why unsure. That can probably be dealt with better by non medical interventions-I.e. Candle light dinner, great music, listening to her, etc.
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Last updated Mar 12, 2018
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