Related Questions

Do I need to also use a condom with a mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

To prevent STDs. Not to improve the pregnancy prevention but always a good idea for sexual transmitted disease prevention. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud is one of the most effective forms of birth control even besting the results of a tubal ligation.
Always a good idea. Iud's can increase the risk of infection and condoms will decrease the chance of spreading infections. Also a good idea to use 2 methods for contraception because nothing reversible is effective 100% of the time.

What secondary form of contraception besides condoms can I use if I have the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) I think your bases are well covered. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) is better than the pill in terms of a contraception. Therefore adding something like the pill is unnecessary. The condom, although a form of contraception which will add to the efficiency of the mirena, (levonorgestrel) will also serve to help protect against stds. In all, the Mirena (levonorgestrel) is probably the most reliable method of reversible contraception.

I have the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD and recently my boyfriend and I have been talking about not using condoms as we are both monogamous and have been tested?

Trust. That is a personal decision that you will need to make based on your level of trust in your relationship. Mirena (levonorgestrel) will protect you against pregnancy. There is no risk of stds if you are both negative now and remain completely monogamous.

Stopped mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD and started progestin bc pills. Is it ok to have sex without condom in the transition? Did not miss any days and took pills on time

7 days. Typically, I tell patients to wait 7 days after starting a new pack of birth control pills before having unprotected sex. In your case, you had the Mirena (levonorgestrel) and you didn't skip a day, and you're 46 years old, so chances are super slim of pregnancy. However, if you want to be extra cautious, take the progestin pill for 7 days and then have unprotected intercourse. If you had sex... Don't worry!