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IUD

IUD – Intrauterine Device

mirena-iudThe best option by far is an IUD. An IUD is an intrauterine device. The IUD is safe, effective, reversible, and there is nothing to remember to take every day. The IUD is placed at a regular office visit in about 5 minutes. We usually wait until 4-6 weeks after delivery to place it.

Some women will not consider the IUD. They don’t want something foreign inside them. While others will remember back to the 1970s, when all IUDs were temporarily removed from the market because of One bad IUD. The “bad one” was the Dalkon Shield. We knew then, and we know now, that the Dalkon Shield was bad…and that IUDs are GOOD. In fact, the IUD is as close to “perfect contraception” as one can get.

Perfect contraception is effective, without side effects, and is easy to use. It should not be something one has to remember, and it shouldn’t be something you have to “do.”

Once the IUD is in, it can stay in place for up to 5 or 10 years, depending upon which one you get. And it can be taken out at any time without lasting effects and fertility returns immediately.

You have a choice of IUD: Mirena, Progesterone, works for up to five years…[read more] and T380 Paraguard works for up to ten years and has NO hormones…[read more].


ADDITIONAL TOPICS

Reversible Birth Control

The pill, the patch, and the ring DO the same thing in the same way. The combination of estrogen and progesterone taken at least 21 days in a row, without more than a SEVEN day break, prevents pregnancy…[read more]

How to Take the Pill

The “Pill” is a medicine that contains estrogen and progesterone. When taken daily, it prevents pregnancy…[read more]

Permanent Birth Control

When you are ready there are permanent birth control options available for you…[read more]

Postpartum Contraception

After the birth of your child you will have several decisions to make from work to day care to strollers. Luckily, birth control isn’t a very difficult one. There are many options available to you when you are ready…[read more]