Contraceptive Technology states that between 6% and 50% of pregnancies occurring in the presence of an IUD are ectopic, thus potentially threatening to the mother’s life.
Lastly, Paragard is recommended for use as an emergency “contraceptive,” up to five days following ovulation, i.e., when the new embryo would begin to implant (Managing Contraception). This is clear evidence of Paragard’s having a potentially abortifacient effect.
Mirena: Drugwatch.com reports that a study published by the Department of Radiology at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center found that Mirena migration is a “frequently encountered complication.” When the IUD migrates, it “can perforate the uterus and enter the abdominal cavity, pelvis, bladder or blood vessels. It can cause pain, infection, and damage to intestines and other nearby organs. This is a serious condition and requires surgery to correct. In some cases, emergency surgery is necessary to prevent further damage.”
Here’s some context, courtesy of Bianca Wordley:
"What I wasn’t planning on was what happened when I had the IUD removed. …
"For two weeks I had the most horrendous blood loss I’ve ever experienced. Blood clots the size of [the rest of her testimony can be found
here; it is too raw for this publication].
More than 2,000 lawsuits have been filed against Bayer AG for injuries caused by Mirena, and many thousands more are expected. Federal multidistrict litigation was established in 2013 and state cases are being heard in New Jersey.
Over 45,000 adverse event reports have been filed with the FDA alleging Mirena expulsion, dislocation, hemorrhage, perforation of the uterus, ectopic pregnancy, migration into the intestinal cavity, abscesses, peritonitis, and pelvic inflammatory disease.
Ortho Evra: Johnson and Johnson made $1.6 billion in sales of the birth control patch, but over 4,000 women, and the family members of over two dozen women who have died, have filed suit for wrongful death, strokes, heart attack and blood clots. Over $68 million has already been paid out in settlement of some claims. The patch is twelve times more likely to cause strokes and 18 times more likely to cause blood clots, compared to conventional contraceptive pills.
Implanon: Here’s the story of one Implanon user:
In addition to potential complications related to insertion and removal, Implanon releases progestins into the blood stream, increasing the risk of blood clot-related strokes and heart attacks. It can also affect glucose concentrations, a danger for diabetics.