Mirena: A Hormonal Interuterine Device that Last Up to Five Years

If you’re looking for long-term hormonal birth control that does not require regular dosing, you might want to speak to your physician about Mirena. This interuterine device (IUD) delivers small amounts of hormone directly to the uterus.  Made of soft, flexible plastic, it is inserted during an office visit. Mirena is 99% effective, yet it keeps hormone levels steadier and lower than birth control pills. 

Mirena should be inserted within seven days of the start of your period. Once it is properly placed, all you have to do is check the threads each month.  Your healthcare provider will show you how.

Benefits of Mirena include:

  • Mirena is 99% effective
  • Keeps hormone levels steadier and lower than birth control pills
  • No regular dosing

To schedule an appointment to discuss Mirena or other birth control options, call (706) 721-2273 (CARE) or 800-736-CARE (2273) now.

ParaGard: A Hormone-Free Interuterine Device

Looking for long-term birth control without hormones?  If so, you might want to consider ParaGard, a copper interuterine device (IUD) that works without hormones.
Once the T-shaped device has been properly placed, you simply have to perform a monthly self check to make sure it’s in place. ParaGard starts working immediately after insertion, but most women can become pregnant right away after it’s removed.

Benefits of ParaGard include:

  • Hormone-free
  • In use for more than 20 years now, it’s one of the oldest non-hormonal birth control products on the market.  
  • No regular dosing  
  • Even more effective than birth control pills

To schedule an appointment to discuss ParaGard or other birth control options, call (706) 721-2273 (CARE) or 800-736-CARE (2273) now.