What is the Reason for the 45% Difference in Use of the IUD Contraceptive Device between the US and China or Mexico

January 24, 2014

The Mirena Intrauterine Device (IUD) increasingly gains popularity throughout the US each year. Currently, about 5-7% of women in the US choose the IUD as their choice of contraceptive. However, this number is low compared to the 40-50% use in other countries such as Mexico or China. Why is this? Some may wonder if women outside the US are more advanced in their contraceptive use. Some feel as if the US is still catching up to other countries in terms of women’s contraceptives. However, neither of these speculations is true. The answer is simple; in Mexico the government gives woman the option to use an IUD or have their tubes tied. In China, because of the population control, authorities force women to either wear an IUD after birth or become sterilized. In the US women are free to choose which type of contraceptive they would like to use. As the IUD becomes a more popular choice one main reason women have been seen to like this option is because the device can last an average of 5 years. Many women excite over this option because they no longer need to take a pill every single day. However, as the popularity of this device increases, so do the lawsuits. In many cases, the Mirena IUD has been shown to tear through the uterus and migrate to other parts of the body (the picture above displays one of these cases). In fact, some women have needed multiple surgeries to remove the device. For some, those surgeries have caused irreparable nerve damage causing them to live in constant pain.

Legal Commentary
From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous individuals and families who have become victim to the dangerousness of the Mirena IUD. If you or a loved one have experienced complications because of this contraceptive device, we encourage you to consult with one of our IUD attorneys as soon as possible. A successful civil claim pursued against the responsible party will ensure the victims are not burdened with costly medical expenses, and will hopefully compensate them for their pain, suffering, and lost wages for time missed from work. Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by emailing the lead IUD lawyer, Majed Nachawati at mn@fnlawfirm.com, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent Pharmaceutical Products Liability Lawyer with a focus on representing IUD victims and families harmed by dangerous implantations on a nationwide basis. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous cases through trials and settlements that have resulted in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas, and is in most federal courts in the nation and holds specific licenses in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leaders’ Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past four consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with pharmaceutical injury cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

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