Many women rely on intrauterine devices (IUD) like Mirena for reliable, fuss-free birth control, but are unaware of the risks and dangers associated with this method. Unfortunately, according to new research, the medical professionals women rely on for accurate information to make informed choices about birth control are also misinformed about the risks these devices might pose.
Half the Physicians in the U.S. Might Be Unaware of Mirena Dangers
According to a report from the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at the University of California, San Francisco, as many as half of the physicians in the United States might not be well-versed in the risks associated with using an IUD as an effective method of birth control.
The research utilized data collected from approximately 250 doctors, nurses, midwives, and doctor’s assistants who participated in a large health survey conducted in 2010 and 2012. The data showed that approximately 50 percent of the doctors surveyed thought the Mirena device was not safe to use, and only thirty percent thought Mirena was not safe to use by women shortly after having an abortion.
Many in the medical community believe that Bayer, the manufacturer of Mirena, might be influencing the opinions of doctors by using Internet marketing and social networking groups to downplay the serious side effects associated with Mirena. The company may have orchestrated online “Mirena parties” which tout the device’s benefits without mention of potential dangers such as organ perforation, heavy bleeding, infertility, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), and other dangers. Instead, the device is marketed as a solution for “busy moms” who don’t have time to deal with other methods of birth control.
Mirena and other IUDs are implanted in the uterus and designed to prevent pregnancy through the use of synthetic hormones. One device can remain implanted for up to five years.
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