Treatment where fertility is not preserved
The combined oral contraceptive pill (‘the pill’) was originally designed to help with painful periods. It reduces pain and bleeding by about 50%. Coils or intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUCDs) typically lead to heavier periods. The progestogen intrauterine system (IUS) e.g. Mirena, is a coil that can dramatically reduce your period. It contains a progestogen instead of a copper coil.