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My wife dr installed mirena (levonorgestrel) to prevent uterine cancer. We do not believe in abortion but are ok with birth control. Does mirena (levonorgestrel) cause abortions?

NO YOU CAN NOT BUT. Mirena (levonorgestrel) is used for birth control and does not cause abortion.There is less than 1% chance of pregnancy with Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud.Most of the pregnancies are tubal pregnancy and are not viable, others end in loss when the iud is removed during the process. Read more...
Probably. One mechanism of action for the Mirena (levonorgestrel) (and there are several) is the thinning of the endometrium. That makes the lining of the uterus less receptive to implantation of a fertilized egg. When a conception does occur, most of the time that fertilized egg will not implant and the pregnancy will not be established - this results in the Mirena (levonorgestrel) being an abortifacient at least part of the time. Read more...

Can the mirena (levonorgestrel) coil prevent menopause symptoms?

No. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud releases Progesterone locally and is fda approved for contraception (up to 5 years) and for reducing heavy menstrual flow. The classic symptoms of menopause (hot flushes, night sweats, vag dryness, sleeplessness) would not be prevented by the mirena (levonorgestrel). Read more...

Can you prevent uterine cancer?

Not completely. You cannot completely prevent endometrial cancer. You can lower your risk by maintaining a healthy weight, exercising 30 minutes per day, taking birth control pills for one year or more, and avoiding estrogen-alone hormone replacement therapy after menopause. Read more...
There are certain . Things that can decrease chance of uterine cancer. But it can not be prevented 100%. 1. Having children especially more then one decreases chances of uterine cancer. 2. Taking oral contraceptives decreases chances of uterine cancer. 3. Maintaining a healthy weight ( not overweight) also decreases chances of uterine cancer. Read more...