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How does the progesterone IUD (mirena) work in the body?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Multiple actions

The Progesterone works mainly by thickening the mucous at the cervix to kill and block sperm.
It also slows the movement of the fallopian tube and thins the lining of the uterine cavity.

In brief: Multiple actions

The Progesterone works mainly by thickening the mucous at the cervix to kill and block sperm.
It also slows the movement of the fallopian tube and thins the lining of the uterine cavity.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Brian Enggano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Multiple ways

Mirena (levonorgestrel) is a t-shaped device that is placed in the uterus and serves as a contraceptive.
It works by releasing progesterone, which renders the inside of the uterus unfavorable for implantation, decreases tubal motility, and thickens cervical mucus which blocks sperm penetration. It can be left in for a maximum of 5 years. It also has the additional benefit of decreasing menstrual bleeding.

In brief: Multiple ways

Mirena (levonorgestrel) is a t-shaped device that is placed in the uterus and serves as a contraceptive.
It works by releasing progesterone, which renders the inside of the uterus unfavorable for implantation, decreases tubal motility, and thickens cervical mucus which blocks sperm penetration. It can be left in for a maximum of 5 years. It also has the additional benefit of decreasing menstrual bleeding.
Dr. Brian Enggano
Dr. Brian Enggano
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