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I got the mirena iud on 5/23 by second day that my period started. my 1st check up is 6/18. my doctor told me no sex without a condom for a month. me ?

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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.
Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
By now, if your Mirena IUD is indeed in place and working, it is most likely quite effective at preventing you from getting pregnant. You are using a very effective method and you are protected. Using a male or a female condom will only reduce you risks of acquiring a sexually transmitted infection (if you are not in a mutually monogamous sexual relationship) while providing you a somewhat greater degree of contraception.
Jun 22, 2018

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