A new intrauterine device (IUD) called “Jaydess” aims to correct problems with the Mirena IUD, which has been the focus of increasing scrutiny. The Jaydess device is smaller, releases less hormone, is used for fewer years and has a lower incidence of ovarian cysts compared to the Mirena IUD.
The Mirena IUD has received complaints from more than 70,000 women who allege that the device caused serious injuries. Mirena side effects include device migration, internal bleeding, tissue damage and ectopic pregnancy, a condition in which a fetus develops outside of the uterus.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Bayer Pharmaceuticals that its advertising materials for Mirena were misleading, downplaying Mirena side effects and exaggerating the device’s efficacy. The company is facing several Mirena lawsuits alleging that the company failed to warn patients of the increased risks of side effects from Mirena.