IMPORTANT LILETTA IUD UPDATE:
As of October 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (a.k.a. IUD) known as Liletta for pregnancy prevention for up to 5 years. Previously the only difference between Liletta and Mirena (which has the same amount of progestin) was the duration it was approved for contraception; with this new change, there is no difference in the approved duration for contraception. Other shared characteristics between Liletta and Mirena, include the same shape, size, and material it is made from. The Liletta is often a lower cost IUD, which makes it a great alternative for patients when their insurance may not cover other contraceptive devices.