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If i don't get my period while using the mirena (levonorgestrel) does it mean that am not ovulating?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Mirena (levonorgestrel)

Not having periods is one of the great side effects of Mirena (levonorgestrel).
Up to 50% of users experience this within 1 year of use. Mirena (levonorgestrel) will prevent ovulation in some users but that is not its main mechanism of action to present pregnancy. It works primarily by killing sperm at the level of cervical mucous.

In brief: Mirena (levonorgestrel)

Not having periods is one of the great side effects of Mirena (levonorgestrel).
Up to 50% of users experience this within 1 year of use. Mirena (levonorgestrel) will prevent ovulation in some users but that is not its main mechanism of action to present pregnancy. It works primarily by killing sperm at the level of cervical mucous.
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