Posts Tagged 'Mirena'

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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IUD becoming more popular as birth control

A national survey has found that increasing numbers of women in the United States are using intrauterine devices (IUDs) as their reversible birth control method, Reuters reports.

Researchers found that 8.5 percent of U.S. women using birth control in 2009 chose an IUD or contraceptive implant, compared to just under four percent in 2007.

Reproductive health experts say that IUDs are the most effective method of birth control. But some health care providers still harbor reservations about the IUDs.

When IUDs first came ...

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Study: Women have inaccurate perception of IUDs

According to a recent study, most women have inaccurate perceptions about the safety and effectiveness of intrauterine devices, Reuters reports.

Researchers surveyed more than 1,600 women between the ages of 18 and 50 who had visited one of four clinics in Pennsylvania, and only about one in five was aware that IUDs are more effective at preventing pregnancy than birth control pills.

Reuters quotes an obstetrics and gynecology professor as saying that “bad ...

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