Safe Sex

Posted by Wambui

Hello, I recently had sex with my boyfriend and it was his first time. It was without a condom but i have the Mirena coil, for the last eight months. Should i be worried about getting pregnant?


Hello Wambui,

Apology for the late response.

Mirena is an IUD (intrauterine device) that prevents pregnancy for up to 5 years and it is over 99% effective. Therefore there is nothing to worry about as far as pregnancy is concerned. However, do you know your HIV status and that of your partner? What about sexually transmitted infections?

It is important to know each other status, if you do not know the status using condoms correctly will prevent unplanned pregnancy and at the same time protect you from sexually transmitted infections including HIV.

Check out this article to get more information on condoms and IUD:-

Love Matters Team.