Mal hasn’t always had the best experiences going to the doctor’s office, so it took him some time to work up the courage to ask a health care provider about getting an IUD. At first he wanted an IUD to help with heavy periods. He didn’t feel like he should have periods at all, so the Mirena really helped his self-confidence.
When Mal started taking hormones to transition, he worried that the IUD would have to go. Fortunately, his doctor clarified that the hormone in the Mirena would actually help with his vaginal health during the transition.
Take care of your vaginal health as much as you can.