SILVER SPRING, Md. — The FDA approved the Liletta, the newest iteration of the intrauterine device. The Liletta is low-cost IUD that has been available in Europe but is now cleared for marketing in the U.S.
Liletta will join Mirena, ParaGard, and Skyla as the four IUDs available for sale in the United States. The small t-shaped device will release levonorgestrel slowly into the body over a three-year time span to act as a form of long-term contraception. The FDA approved it after a trial was conducted on over 1,700 women. Liletta is being marketed as a more affordable IUD that will cost significantly less than those already on the market.
Because the device is so new, it is unclear what type of health risks that will come with the Liletta, but it is hard to imagine that it will be that much different from the other IUDs that have been heavily marketed to teens and busy moms despite proven dangers.
Dangers of Using IUDs
The dangers of intrauterine devices have been most closely associated with the Mirena IUD, but the biggest danger is one that can apply to all IUDs. As a foreign object that is inserted into the body, the IUD has the capability to move or migrate of place. This has been a proven problem with the Mirena IUD and is especially dangerous because the plastic t-shaped device can pierce the uterine walls and neighboring organs. There have been more than 45,000 reported events of the device moving out of place, being expelled from the uterus, and vaginal hemorrhaging. The results can be life threatening and some women have reported having to endure an appendectomy and hysterectomy to repair the damage caused by a migrating or embedded IUD.
IUDs also have been found to cause other serious health complications such as pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, cervical cancer, and high blood pressure. Beyond that are the more standard side effects of IUD use such as internal bleeding and scarring, ovarian cysts, migraines, and pelvic pain.
Despite the documented risks, Mirena and other IUDs have been marketed as being exceptionally safe and the right choice for teens and busy moms. The industry refuses to acknowledge the dangers of their medical device. The approval of another IUD is proof that the FDA has not yet taken the risks seriously either.
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