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Do u prefer mirena (levonorgestrel) over paraguard?
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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Personal choice
The choice of which iud you decide on is very personal.
The Mirena (levonorgestrel) lasts for 5 years, releases a small amount of hormones into the uterus, and typically makes periods lighter (half of women will stop periods altogether). The paragard lasts 10 years, has no hormones, and can make periods heavier. They are both very effective at preventing pregnancy. Discuss with your dr. To decide which is best.

In brief: Personal choice
The choice of which iud you decide on is very personal.
The Mirena (levonorgestrel) lasts for 5 years, releases a small amount of hormones into the uterus, and typically makes periods lighter (half of women will stop periods altogether). The paragard lasts 10 years, has no hormones, and can make periods heavier. They are both very effective at preventing pregnancy. Discuss with your dr. To decide which is best.
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