The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved updates to the safety label for the intrauterine device Mirena to include new risks regarding pregnancy or suspected pregnancy. Mirena is a contraceptive device made by Bayer to prevent pregnancy for up to five years. It is also used to treat heavy menstrual cycles. Mirena is a T-shaped device that is inserted into the cervix where it releases a small amount of the hormone levonorgestrel. The birth control has been linked to risks such as migration of the device, perforation of organs and tissue damage, a well as a ectopic pregnancy. The update states ... Read More
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