It is possible to get two types of hormone-containing IUD’s fitted at Nova. These are the Mirena and the Kyleena.
The hormone-containing IUD excretes small amounts of the hormone progestogen (levonorgestrel). This hormone thickens the cervical mucus, making it more difficult for sperm to move through the cervix. Is also thins the lining of the womb, so an egg is less likely to be able to implant itself.
- Very reliable (99%)
- Protection against pregnancy lasts for 5 years
- Continuous flow of hormones, which means no daily highs or lows in hormonal levels
- Less bloodflow during menstruation, possibly a stop of monthly periods altogether
- Can be used if you are still breastfeeding your baby
- Able to get pregnant straight after removing
- Change in menstruation pattern
- Not able to regulate your own menstruation
- Risk of irregular spotting/bloodloss