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A 23-year-old female asked:

Can i get an iud if i've never had a baby? and can i use both the iud and be on birth control to be extra careful?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Safe for use : Both types of iuds approved for use in the United States are approved for use in women before they've had a baby. Both are excellent choices for birth control. Taking extra birth control would not be necessary and would not make them more effective.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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