Ok, I promised that my next post would include information about the Mirena IUD. Most of us already know that the IUD likely causes abortions before the mother is even aware that she’s pregnant. But there’s been some talk that the Mirena IUD is different, so I studied it out. Here’s the results I came up with:
1) Causes Harm/Side Effects for Many Women Did you know about the possible lawsuit against the company who makes Mirena because of all the bad side effects, specifically in younger women? Also, the FDA themselves actually put out a warning letter to the company…and we know that the FDA rarely does anything! http://www.aboutlawsuits.com/mirena-iud-13909/
2) Stops Implantation: http://www.contracept.org/iud-mirena.php This site (and several others I found) say that Mirena may stop ovulation in some women, but it does not in most. It also says that one way Mirena works is to stop a baby from implanting if a woman does get pregnant (even though, of course, some people do stay pregnant, but that is apparently rare). Of course, if implantation is stopped, the baby dies.
3) Risks Danger and Possible Death to Women and Babies: http://www.drugs.com/pro/mirena.html You have to scroll down a ways on this one, but under the warnings and precautions, it talks about how up to half of women
who get pregnant on Mirena have an ectopic pregnancy (and other random, weird things that can happen). There is always the risk of death for the woman (and of course the baby) with an ectopic pregnancy. I know the FDA warned the company that makes Mirena that they are not being up front enough with people about all the risks and side effects that Mirena can have/has had with some women. Pretty scary stuff if you ask me!
4) IUD Must Be Removed: If you do have a Mirena and get pregnant, you are warned to get it removed as soon as possible. Otherwise, it has the potential of causing death in you or the baby. Death to the baby, specifically, is still a risk with the process of having the IUD removed. Not a good thing, either way you look at it.
5) Doctors Don’t Always Reveal the Full Truth: From my own personal experience, I know there are even pro-life doctors who have no problem recommending birth control that actually does stop a baby from implanting and living. You would think they would only prescribe stuff that prevents fertilization, but this is often not true, unfortunately. All too often, to get the full facts, you need to do your own research and go to the manufacturer’s site. I’ve never personally seen a manufacturer’s site that doesn’t disclose whether the birth control prevents implantation or poses dangers to women. (Though I wouldn’t doubt if there are some out there! For example, I know the FDA railed on Bayer for not fully revealing Mirena’s dangers to women.)
Summary: Why use a “birth control” method that is likely to cause death for a baby/babies you never knew about? Why use a device that hugely increases your odds of suffering an ectopic pregnancy or a miscarriage if you have it removed during pregnancy? Why choose a “contraceptive” that is manufactured by a company that even the FDA calls misleading? Why use the Mirena IUD if you are risking your own health and life in the process, along with your baby’s?
Follow the link below to a helpful graphic that illustrates some of the dangers of Mirena:
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