Post # 1
I have a male friend that just broke up with his Girlfriend yesterday. He moved her out and everything. Today she claims she is pregnant. Her Mirena IUD supposedly expired 8 months ago and she went to the doctor this morning and got the news. She wants him to pay for a procedure and pain and suffering. I don’t believe her. Does anyone have any info on how long after the IUD expires it actually stops working?
Post # 3
Well I don’t know a ton but I found this from the mirena website— “Mirena contains 52 mg of levonorgestrel (LNG). Initially, LNG is released at a rate of approximately 20 µg/day. This rate decreases progressively to half that value after 5 years.
Mirena is indicated for intrauterine contraception for up to 5 years. Thereafter, if continued contraception is desired, the system should be replaced.”
So basically what I get of that is the progestrin that it releases to prevent pregnancy is down to approximately 10ug/day by the time 5 years rolls around. I don’t have a IUD but I take OCP and my daily pill gives me the same amount of the progestrin as this IUD would give after 5 years. Plus an IUD T-like shape makes it difficult for an egg to implant anyway. So there is almost double protection with a mirena because or mechanical and hormonal prevention. Now if it isn’t a mirena but a paragaurd-those last I think 12 years, but don’t have the same hormonal component if I recall.
Anyway, I honestly believe that the mirena is effective for longer than the 5 years, truly but that is just when they have to say that you need to get it removed. It’s like expiration dates on advil bottles, are they all of a sudden not safe after the date on the bottle…no they just are not as effective at helping you. Now after several more years…who knows. Anyway, I think the company knows not everyone is going to get it out exactly as scheduled.
So do I think there is a possiblity she might be telling the truth-maybe. Unfortunately if contraception occurs with those, I believe it typically occurs outside the uterus and thought typically it is found with an emergency situation (like a tubal pregnancy). So I find it suspicious too.
Anyway, before I went forking over any of my money, I would be going to the clinic with her for the procedure. Actually, I wouldn’t fork over any unless I wanted her to have the procedure but that is neither here nor there. I don’t really get the pain and suffering though-it is her decision ultimately and quite frankly it takes two people to make a baby so it wasn’t just his fault that she is in this position. If she wasn’t ready for the consequences of a child, then she shouldn’t have been having sex in the first place. (Ok that sounds like I am pro-life….I don’t have an opinion either way and don’t want this post to go that direction).
So basically I think she is making it up….I mean convienently finding out you are prego the next day?-really? Sounds like a ploy to get money or to get him back. Who knows though!