Hey, Mirena’s slogan is “Birth control for busy moms.” I’d agree with you that it is both very easy and effective. It’s often not a question whether your IUD is causing some health problem but how much of a problem it is causing.
As there is some hormonal influence with Mirena, some women use it to help with heavy menstrual bleeding. Paraguard uses copper wire around the stem of the ‘T’-shaped IUD which basically acts as a spermicide.
But there is much more clinical experience on my part, having seen many women with IUDs over my sixteen years in practice.
It’s not a matter of if you will have a problem with your IUD, but when.
Yes, IUDs are very effective and they’re very user-friendly.
If you don’t want to get pregnant then they sure beat having to chart your cycle, use condoms, or refrain from sex.