1 doctor weighed in:

Why is an IUD more effective than an oral contraceptive?

1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: No remembering!

The majority of oral contraception failures are due to incorrect use.
You forget to take the pill. You get sick and throw it up. You take an herb or antibiotic that interferes with the pill's action, etc. IUDs remove the human factor. In addition, they are positioned in the uterus where they can have a dramatic effect without the side-effects a pill would have to get the same result.

In brief: No remembering!

The majority of oral contraception failures are due to incorrect use.
You forget to take the pill. You get sick and throw it up. You take an herb or antibiotic that interferes with the pill's action, etc. IUDs remove the human factor. In addition, they are positioned in the uterus where they can have a dramatic effect without the side-effects a pill would have to get the same result.
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Levy
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
35 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available