· A Mirena intrauterine device, or IUD is a small T shaped device that is inserted (by a doctor) and sits inside the womb
· It slowly releases progesterone (a hormone)
· Highly effective form of contraception
· Can also be used for heavy menstrual bleeding and may reduce period
· It can stay there for up to 5 years, but can be removed at any time if you wish to stop using the method for any reason
· Fertility will return to normal after removal
Considering a Mirena IUD?
The first step is to book an initial IUD appointment to discuss whether an IUD is suitable and safe for you, and to undergo assessment for the IUD. Dr Overton will then run through the benefits and risks and discuss the procedure with you. This will involve a pelvic examination. You will be given a script for the IUD which you will have to buy from the pharmacy and bring with you to the insertion.
An IUD is inserted in a short in office procedure, which is tolerated well by the vast majority of women. In total, the appointment will be 45 minutes, however the procedure itself only takes about 10 minutes.
What is the cost to an IUD?
The initial consult cost will be charged at $80 (with a rebate of $37.60). The procedure will cost $180 (with a Medicare rebate of $91.15). A Mirena can be purchased for the cost of a PBS script from the pharmacy.
Dr Overton is available Monday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon and all day Tuesday.
Click here to book an appointment to discuss a Mirena IUD with Dr Overton