An update following on from the work we did last year when the UK started using both Levosert and Mirena Coils for 6 years for contraception: On 11th January 2023, the faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health released guidance that the MIRENA COIL should be changed at 8 years when used for contraception.
We have text every patient a link to this page and will update the recall system accordingly. At this stage the LEVOSERT COIL is still licensed for 6 years, but this is being looked into and may also change to a 8 year license in the future.
Please note you can request to have your Mirena changed after 6 years if you start having problematic bleeding. However, this will require a telephone consultation with one of our fitters prior to booking.