Choosing the right birth control is no longer as easy as selecting the one that is the most convenient. Of course there have always been risks involved with any prescription drugs or medical devices, but there have been more and more reports of serious adverse effects to a number of the forms of birth control on the market.

Take for example the Yaz birth control problems from a few years ago. Bayer failed to adequately warn women that their birth control pill would vastly increase their risk of serious blood clots, including pulmonary embolisms and deep vein thrombosis. That is why it is absolutely imperative to do your research before selecting any type of birth control, whether it be in the form of a pill, a patch, an intrauterine device, or a shot.

In addition to reading the various labels which are available on the drug manufacturers’ websites, it is also important to talk to your doctor about each choice, and how he or she feels about them in respect to your individual health history.

If you're considering the Mirena IUD, made by Bayer, it is crucial that you ask your physician the following questions:

  1. Does the Mirena contain hormones, and if so, how will those hormones affect my body?
  2. How is the Mirena implanted?
  3. How soon after giving birth can I have the Mirena implanted? 
  4. What if I am breast-feeding or lactating at the time of the Mirena implant? Is this okay?
  5. For how many years can the Mirena be kept in place?
  6. What are the advantages and disadvantages of choosing Mirena over other IUDs?
  7. What are some Mirena side effects that I should watch out for?
  8. What happens if I become pregnant while the Mirena is still inside my uterus?
  9. Is there any chance at the Mirena can shift or move from its implantation point?
  10. What do I need to know about Mirena removal?


As with any medical device implantation, it is important to arm yourself with research and knowledge before going through with any type of surgery or procedure.

Many women have come forward complaining of serious Mirena IUD complications. For more information on these problems or the resulting lawsuits, contact the Mirena IUD injury lawyers at Gray and White at 888-450-4456 or fill out our convenient online form.

Matthew L. White
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Founder & Partner of Louisville Personal Injury Law Firm Gray & White Law
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