Posts Tagged 'IUD'

Another IUD approved for Bayer

Reuters reports on a recently approved intrauterine device from Bayer, which is the first new device of its type that the FDA has approved in 12 years.

According to the report, the new IUD is called Skyla. It’s a T-shaped polyethylene device that prevents pregnancy by releasing low doses of the hormone progestin.

Bayer manufactures another IUD available on the U.S. market called Mirena. But where Mirena is designed for use by women ...

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Woman describes health problems from Mirena IUD

In a piece for Australian paper The Border Mail, writer Bianca Wordley describes the problems she experienced as a result of using Bayer’s Mirena intrauterine device.

While Wordley acknowledges that not every woman who gets Mirena implanted has problems with it, in her case it was “a dreadful mistake.”

In the United States, a number of women have filed lawsuits claiming the company overstated the device’s benefits in its advertising while trying to ...

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Judge recommends including women on Mirena plaintiffs committee

A federal judge overseeing more than 50 consolidated lawsuits about the Mirena intrauterine device recommends that the plaintiff’s lawyers include some women in the proposed leadership committee, according to a Reuters report.

U.S. District Judge Cathy Seibel made that recommendation during the multidistrict litigation’s first status conference in White Plains, New York, when four male lawyers asked to be appointed to the litigation’s executive committee. Given the nature of the litigation, ...

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Mirena lawsuits coordinated in multi-district litigation

According to a story in the National Law Journal, about 40 lawsuits filed over Bayer’s Mirena intrauterine device have been coordinated in multidistrict litigation, and will be heard by a New York federal judge. Attorneys for the plaintiffs said they expect complaints about Mirena IUDs to generate hundreds – perhaps thousands – more lawsuits in the near future.

The T-shaped flexible plastic devices prevent pregnancy by releasing hormones into the recipient’s ...

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Different types of birth control evaluated

Please note that Lopez McHugh is not accepting ParaGard cases at this time.

A story on EmpowHer evaluates the pros and cons of different types of birth control available to women, including pills and intrauterine devices, or IUDs. Both options carry different side effects, the report says.

The IUD is a small T-shaped device inserted into the uterus during a procedure that requires only local anesthesia. A type called ParaGard does not ...

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Survey: Many women misunderstand contraception

Reuters reports that many women are under the impression that birth control pills and condoms are more effective than they actually are.

The story says that although birth control pills and condoms are the most popular forms of reversible birth control in the country, they aren’t the most effective. The pregnancy rate with “typical use” is about nine percent per year with birth control pills, and between 18 and 21 percent with condoms.

By comparison, between 0.2 percent and 0.8 percent of ...

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