which type of IUD does not contain any type of metal (for allergic people)?


You are probably thinking

You are probably thinking about the Mirena Intrauterine System (IUS). Mirena is a hormone-releasing IUD placed in the uterus for birth control. Mirena is made of plastic and is T-shaped. It contains a synthetic hormone called levonorgestrel (LNG), a progestin hormone often used in oral contraceptive pills. Mirena is made of levonorgestrel, silicone, and polyethylene. It also contains barium sulfate which makes it visible in X-ray examination.

Mirena is not to be confused with the ParaGard copper IUD, which does contain metal. Mirena is not recommended for women who have not had at least one child.

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Thanks for your comment.

Thanks for your comment. Unfortunately. Mirena contains a metal fiber in it's string (which is thus visable by ultrasound) and I'm afraid an allergic patient might react. Is there any type with no metal at all?
Sincerely, Gil

Mirena and ParaGard are the

Mirena and ParaGard are the only two IUD's used in the US. However, there are many other types in use overseas.

Best of luck,
Dr. Williams

Monnica Williams, Ph.D.
Sex Education Advisor. www.MonnicaWilliams.com.

STD Facts and Photos: www.STDsInColor.com.
Free Pregnancy Testing Centers: 800-395-HELP.

 
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