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Will an intrauterine device stop an std?

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Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice
6 doctors agree

In brief: No

It does not prevent infection with a sexually transmitted disease.

In brief: No

It does not prevent infection with a sexually transmitted disease.
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics

In brief: No

No, an IUD is implanted to help try to prevent pregnancy.
It has nothing to do with trying to prevent std infections. It has absolutely no effect on risks of getting an std. Also, having an IUD inserted may actually increase the risk of obtaining an std, particularly within a few weeks of impantation. Overall, women at high risk for stds are to be cautioned about the risks of iuds and stds.

In brief: No

No, an IUD is implanted to help try to prevent pregnancy.
It has nothing to do with trying to prevent std infections. It has absolutely no effect on risks of getting an std. Also, having an IUD inserted may actually increase the risk of obtaining an std, particularly within a few weeks of impantation. Overall, women at high risk for stds are to be cautioned about the risks of iuds and stds.
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