Heavy Periods, PMS and Cramping?

Meet Minerva®

Minerva is a quick, 1-time, in-office treatment that removes the lining of your uterus. Minerva is for women who do not wish to become pregnant in the future.


Nina thought her only option to end her period was a hysterectomy. Then she learned about Minerva.
Now she’s period-free.

How does Minerva work?

Step 1

Your doctor will dilate (open) your cervix and insert a thin, soft wand into the uterus through the vagina and cervix.

Step 3

The wand opens slightly and generates light and heat for 2 minutes, thinning the lining of the uterus.

Step 4

The wand closes and is gently removed.

What are the results?


Find out if Minerva Endometrial Ablation is right for you.


“On my heaviest days I couldn’t even go to the grocery store.
Having Minerva has changed my life.
One week later I hiked 15 miles!”

—Dana B., patient and RN

What about risks and side effects?

Minerva is a simple treatment designed to be safe and comfortable, and we do it right here in the office. Side effects beyond the normal discharge as you heal are rare. They include, but are not limited to, thermal injury, perforation of your uterus and infection. Temporary side effects may include cramping, nausea, discharge and spotting and can be managed with over-the-counter pain medicine.

And the upside?

  • Quick, one-time treatment
  • No hormones, IUDs or incisions
  • May improve premenstrual symptoms
  • Dramatically decreases bleeding
  • Treated lining means less clots, less blood
  • Covered by insurance

Discussion Guide

Download this discussion guide for tips on talking to your doctor about your period.

Imagine That!

1. Minerva Surgical Endometrial Ablation System Operator’s Manual L0001 Rev. E. Available at: www.endmyperiod.com/manual. Accessed September 10, 2019.

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