Mirena IUD is a type of contraception approved by the FDA in 2000. More than 2 million American women and 15 million women worldwide currently use the popular birth control device, according to the National Law Journal. In July 2008, the FDA approved changes to Mirena’s labeling to reflect the complaints received by the federal agency. As of August 2012, the FDA received over 47,222 adverse event reports with regard to this intrauterine device.
What is Mirena?
It’s amazing how often people need to get implants of some sort to help them heal from an injury or ailment. Now-a-days they make implants for just about every part of the body (so a bionic man might be possible!) and below is a list of the 10 most common implants used today along with some insight on what the implants are and how they’re used to help the patient.
To my surprise I actually can pair up people I know with every, single implant on this list! That must mean they’re very common. How many do you recognize? If you have any experience with one of these medical implants and wish to share your story please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.