Intrauterine Device Insertion (Hormone-Releasing IUD, Mirena®)
During this procedure, the physician inserts a flexible, plastic Mirena® intrauterine device through the cervix and positions it within the uterus. Once in place, the Mirena IUD will release a small amount of progesterone (a contraceptive hormone) into the womb for a period of up to five years. The Mirena IUD is an effective method of birth control, and it is also commonly used to control abnormal menstrual bleeding. It can also be used to treat endometrial hyperplasia and to protect the uterus in postmenopausal women who require estrogen replacement therapy.