Changing the hormonal IUD

It is generally possible to fit a new Mirena® immediately after removing the old hormonal coil. The advantage of this is that the highly effective contraceptive protection it provides continues uninterrupted and the reduced menstrual bleeding continues as it had been. There is no need from a medical point of view to take a break between two Mirena® and there is no advantage to doing so – only the risk of an unwanted pregnancy if another effective form of contraception isn’t used instead.