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Is the Mirena IUD recommended for women who have not been pregnant? #309/12

This question is from a clinician at the Contraceptive Technology Update Conference in San Francisco March 7-10, 2012.

 

Why is the Mirena IUD not recommended by Merck for women who have not been pregnant?  Is their brochure outdated regarding this?  Is it only FDA approved for women who have been pregnant?


The Mirena IUD is used frequently for never pregnant women.  Virtually every drug, device may be used for a number of non-approved indications. 

 

 

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Robert A. Hatcher MD, MPH
Emeritus Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA
---2012-03-19

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