The IUS (Hormonal Intrauterine System), also known as hormonal IUD, is a contraceptive method based on hormones. It is a small “T” shaped piece of plastic that is inserted into the uterus. Once there, it releases progesterone and causes its lining to thin and the cervical mucus to thicken, preventing the sperm from fertilizing the ovum.
What is the availability of the IUS or hormonal IUD in Mexico?
It can be purchased at the Prudence online store, the Marie Stopes foundation, Saludbox or the network of allied doctors of DKT Mexico.
Is it necessary to have a prescription to acquire the IUS or hormonal IUD in Mexico?
Consultation with a health professional is required to evaluate the clinical history and lifestyle of the patient. After it, the professional suggests the best contraceptive method depending on the patient’s needs. The IUD implantation takes place in a medical center, and the usual recommendation is to do it on the first day of menstruation.
Are there any age restrictions to acquire the IUS or hormonal IUD in Mexico?
No, as long as it is prescribed by a health professional.
What is the price of the IUS or hormonal IUD in Mexico?
The price of the IUS or hormonal IUD depends on the provider. The IUD price can usually be around MXN 1,500.
What are the brands available in Mexico?
DKT México has the SIU MIACARE. In addition, the Ruta 69 program of DKT México facilitates access to this contraceptive method at a reduced price using DKT International brand products. Mirena and Kyleena products are also recognized. These brands are available mainly in Maries Stopes México. The IMSS also has this contraceptive for free, but there is no information on the brand.
Who can you contact for more information on the IUS or hormonal IUD in Mexico?
Marie Stopes México
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