A study published in PLOS One has reinforced the link between intrauterine devices such as the Mirena IUD and ectopic pregnancy. While women who used birth control pills showed a decreased risk of ectopic pregnancy, there was an increased risk in ectopic pregnancy among women who used IUDs.
Mirena IUD and other IUD ectopic pregnancies were particularly present when the birth control method failed. More than 70,000 Mirena complaints have been filed to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration documenting device failure, ectopic pregnancy and other IUD side effects.
The Mirena IUD was introduced by Bayer Pharmaceuticals in 2000, and has since been used by millions of women. Thousands of those women have since failed Mirena IUD lawsuits alleging that the device was defective and caused serious injuries, including tissue damage, internal bleeding and uterine perforation.