Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive Methods (LARC) »

… The Mirena is an intra uterine system. This means it is like a coil in that it is fitted into the uterus (womb). It contains a very low dose of progestogen hormone which acts locally inside the uterus (womb). This prevents pregnancy by altering the lining of the womb and mucus to make it resistant to sperm. In some women ovulation (releasing of an egg) is prevented. This intrauterine system can be left in place for 5 years and many women find it very good as they have few periods or …

Uterine / Endometrial Cancer »

… Uterine cancer can also be known as endometrial cancer from the name given to the lining of the uterus, the endometrium, where the growth occurs.

Signs/ Symptoms

Abnormal bleeding or vaginal discharge, frequent urination or lower abdomen pain may indicate this cancer, but again these symptoms might be due to other, less serious causes.

Contributory factors

Uterine cancer is most frequent among postmenopausal women, and is rare under the age of 35. The use of oestrogen …