The Indian government has announced it plans to distribute more than 76,000 intrauterine devices (IUD) such as the Mirena IUD to the population in the 2013 fiscal year to combat population growth. The government is focusing on convincing pregnant women to use the devices by advising basic health workers to recommend and provide them.
Intrauterine devices like Mirena are among the more popular forms of birth control, but can carry significant risks. Tens of thousands of women have filed formal Mirena IUD complaints to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, detailing several severe Mirena IUD side effects.
Bayer Pharmaceuticals has been previously warned by the FDA about overemphasizing possible benefits of the Mirena IUD while failing to mention increased risks of serious side effects. Mirena IUD side effects include tissue damage, organ perforation and ectopic pregnancy.