A woman has chronicled her experience when she became pregnant despite having a Mirena intrauterine device (IUD), one of the staunchest forms of birth control. The woman discovered she was 6 months pregnant despite being told Mirena pregnancy is rare.
Women who become pregnant while using a Mirena IUD are at an increased risk of severe side effects, including birth defects and conditions that could threaten the life of the mother and child. The Mirena IUD also carries severe risks for women who are not pregnant.
Bayer Pharmaceuticals could face hundreds of Mirena IUD lawsuits alleging that the device caused severe complications. Some women have complained that the Mirena device punctured through organs and migrated to other parts of the body, causing tissue damage, limited mobility, decreased libido and ectopic pregnancy.