There are many women out there who want to be sexually active, but not worry about the risk of becoming pregnant. While oral contraceptives have been around for decades, they require that the individual remember to take the pill every day. In addition, the chemicals in the pills cause some women to experience an emotional rollercoaster. Because of this the pharmaceutical companies have been experimenting with implant devices that prevent pregnancy, but last several weeks at a time.
What is an IUD?
IUDs, which stands for Intra Uterine Device, are small contraptions that fit inside the uterus. They either use natural spermicides (like copper), or slow release hormones to prevent accidental pregnancy. While they are highly effective, and they do help many women avoid pregnancy, they come with some serious side effects that should not be taken lightly.
Mirena IUD and Side Effects
Mirena (a brand name of the IUD), can actually slip out of place and do serious damage to the uterus and more. This device has been known to shift location and puncture the uterine wall. If pain and discomfort were the only problems, the device would not be as bad. But often the device can migrate out of the uterus, perforate the uterine wall, and require surgery to have it removed. The lasting effects can be that the female will never be able to become pregnant.
Is the Device Safe?
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists claims that the device is safe for all women. However, we know that is simply not true. Some women will have adverse reactions to the chemicals found in the device, and the shape of some uteruses is simply predisposed to have the device migrate, perforate, or tear the uterine wall. The fact that these devices could cause these problems was never fully disclosed by Bayer, the maker of the device.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney
Have you used Mirena IUD? Have you suffered from one of the side effects listed above? If so, you may be able to file a Mirena lawsuit. Your first step is to contact a personal injury attorney and schedule your free consultation.