Dozens of Canadian women have filed lawsuits against the manufacturer of the birth control device, the Mirena IUD, alleging they were never properly warned that the devices had been linked to rare but potentially serious side effects. The lawsuits mirror the same complaints made by numerous women in the United States. The Mirena IUD, manufactured by Bayer, is a T-shaped device that is inserted into the cervix, where it delivers a small amount of the hormone levonorgestrel. It is designed to temporarily prevent pregnancy for up to five years. It is also used to treat heavy menstrual bleeding. While effective, ... Read More
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