In August of this year, the FDA approved a Mirena IUD warning label change which warned of the increased risk of uterine perforation in lactating women who have had the device implanted. The IUD is a t-shaped plastic device that is inserted into the uterus and slowly secretes hormones over a period of five years.
Now, a Boston woman fears she will be unable to have more children as a result of the severe complications suffered after being implanted with the Mirena IUD contraceptive device while nursing.
The woman states she was implanted with the Mirena IUD shortly after the birth of her second child. When the woman began have two menstrual cycles per month shortly after she stopped nursing her son, doctors began investigating as to the cause. X-ray images of her abdomen revealed the IUD had perforated the uterus and migrated to the abdominal cavity. Invasive surgery was required to remove the device.