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Mirena IUD

What is the hormone-releasing IUD?

The only hormone-releasing intrauterine device (IUD) available in Australia is called Mirena. It is a small plastic device in the shape of a ‘T’ with a hormone called levonorgestrel in it’s stem.

Who can use the hormone-releasing IUD?

Most women who want a reliable, long term contraceptive can use it.

Women who have completed their families, those who are spacing their pregnancies as well as women who have not had a pregnancy can potentially use a hormone-releasing IUD.

Women who are breastfeeding can use a hormone-releasing IUD.

It reduces menstrual bleeding which helps women who have heavy periods.

It is at least 99% effective.

To discuss further book an appointment with Dr Nav Gill.

 
For further information please call Family Planning NSW 1300 658 886 or visit their website www.fpnsw.org.au

 

The Copper IUD

What is a Copper IUD?

A copper intrauterine device (IUD) is a small plastic device which has a copper wire wrapped around it’s stem.

It is at least 99% effective.

Who can use a Copper IUD?

Most women who want a reliable, long term contraceptive can use a copper IUD.

It is suitable for women who cannot, or prefer to use a hormone form of contraceptive.

Women who have completed their families, those who are spacing their pregnancies as well as women who have not had a pregnancy can potentially use a copper IUD.

Women who are breastfeeding can use a copper IUD.

To discuss further book an appointment with Dr Nav Gill.

 
For further information please call Family Planning NSW 1300 658 886 or visit their website www.fpnsw.org.au