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Hello,

I had Mirena IUD inserted February 2014 (no complications) and I know they are good for 5 years.
My dilemma right now is, this upcoming late summer (august 2017) I will be going to live abroad with my boy friend for 1 year, maybe a little longer if we have the funds.
In terms of a time line, I should have 6 months left of my birth control if I only stay abroad one year.

Do you think I should get a new one in place early before I leave, just in case I stay away longer? I'd be losing out on 1.5 years of mirena if I do go this route. But I would be worried if we choose to stay longer, as I would be cutting it close.

We're from north America moving to Ireland / UK if that helps at all.

Thank you.
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replied May 2nd, 2017
Hello,
Do you know how long Mirena can work?Mirena, a plastic IUD which releases the hormone to prevent pregnancy, is advertised as effective for five years, but is effective for at least seven years, according to the review published in the journal Contraception.So, you can see, you need to change it on 2019 only.
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replied May 2nd, 2017
Hi there. I'm going to see my doctor relatively soon, but she's brand new so I appreciate the second opinion. I didn't know they could last up to 7 years, I will bring that up with her. Thank you!
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