Hormone IUDs: Mirena, Kyleena and Jaydess
The hormone IUDs consist of a small flexible plastic T with a control and return thread. Unlike the copper-based IUDs, they contain the hormone Progestogen and thus combine the effect of the IUD with that of the mini-pill.
There are currently three different hormone IUDs on the market: Mirena, Kyleena and Jaydess. They differ in terms of hormone dose and duration of use. Jaydess is the lowest dose, has a shorter duration of use (3 years) than Mirena (6 years) and Kyleena (5 years) and is more suitable for women who are looking for a less long-term contraceptive.
|Duration of application
|Size of the T-body
||32 x 32 mm
||28 x 30 mm
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Mode of action: The hormones create an impenetrable mucus plug in the cervix, the mobility of the sperm and the build-up of the mucous membrane in the uterus are reduced. Despite the hormones, natural ovulation is maintained.
Insertion: As with all intrauterine contraceptives, the insertion is made through the vagina, through the cervix and into the uterus. During the procedure there may be a pulling pain, but this is generally easy to bear. If desired, we can also insert the hormone coils under a short general anaesthetic.
Possible complaints and complications: In the beginning, intermittent bleeding, acne, breast tenderness and headaches are possible. Rarely, depressive moods can also occur.
Position control: The position of the IUD can be checked at any time via the retrieval thread that protrudes from the cervix. In addition, regular ultrasound examinations are recommended every 6 months to ensure the contraceptive effect. A check after the first menstrual period is particularly important.
Removal: A retrieval thread allows the copper IUDs to be removed without any problems. After one to two monthly cycles, fertility has returned to normal.
Duration of use: Jaydess up to 3 years, Mirena up to 6 years, Kyleena up to 5 years.
Safety: Very high safety with a Pearl index of 0.2 - 0.3.
Costs: The insertion of an IUD is a self-pay service and is not covered by the health insurance.
For whom is a hormone coil recommended? The hormone IUDs are particularly suitable for women who want long-term and safe contraception and suffer from particularly heavy and painful menstrual bleeding. The periods often become weaker, shorter and less painful with the hormone IUDs.
If you are interested in having a hormone-releasing intrauterine device inserted, please send us a message. a messageso that we can clarify the further procedure directly.