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Can Plan B be used if you have the Mirena IUD? #669/8
Can plan B be used if you have a Mirena IUD?

Plan B certainly can be used but remember that Mirena is extremely effective; in fact, more effective than female sterilization.  Have you any reason to suspect that your Mirena IUD is being expelled?  


It is very unlikely that a woman using a Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD will become pregnant.

 

The failure rate for your IUD is 0.1% or 1 woman in 1,000 becomes pregnant in the first year of Mirena use.

 

After 5 years only 7 women in 1,000 women become pregnant. This is the most effective of all the reversible contraceptives!

 

  

Key Words:  Plan B, used, Mirena IUD, effective, suspect, expelled

Posted 7-11-2008, Updated 8-2-2008

Robert A. Hatcher MD, MPH
Emeritus Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA
---2008-08-2

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