Women’s Lifestyle Site Suggests Mirena, other IUDs that Require “Minimal Effort”
A lifestyle website for women is one of the latest to comment on the benefits associated with Mirena and other IUDs, citing their ability to prevent pregnancy and offer “long-term protection with minimal effort.”
A Refinery29.com article on August 19th listed the pros and cons of these intrauterine contraceptives, of which they were arguably in favor. In the first paragraph alone, authors note that IUDs are “ideal for those of us with busy schedules and hectic lives, who can’t get down with the daily, weekly, or monthly maintenance that other forms of birth control require,” before going on to mention that some women say it improves their sex life. Interestingly, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) scolded Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, the makers of Mirena, for making such claims about the IUD in 2009. That same year, the device was approved for the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding in women who used the contraceptive.
The Refinery29.com article, which was sponsored by Planned Parenthood, later points to research that shows IUD safety for all ages, relationship status and pregnancy history. Meanwhile, Bayer includes on Mirena’s website that only women who have had at least one child should consider the IUD.
And what about IUD side effects that have been alleged in hundreds of lawsuits? While glossing over pending Mirena litigation, authors note “the very slight risk of IUDs expelling (coming partially or all the way out) or embedding in the uterus,” but say the side effect “usually isn’t painful but does require medical attention.”
Women are encouraged to consider the IUD for financial reasons as well, as the devices are now covered under the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare).
Women File Claims in Several Mirena Litigations
Plaintiffs in Mirena lawsuits might disagree with these claims, as their lawsuits allege painful and oftentimes debilitating injuries caused by the IUD. Many patients allege spontaneous migration of the IUD, as well as uterine perforations and other complications that oftentimes necessitate removal surgery.
A Case List updated on August 15th indicates that 907 Mirena IUD lawsuits have now been filed in a federal litigation involving similar cases over the IUD, which is currently underway in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. A separate proceeding has also been established in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court, where 968 cases have now been centralized.
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