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Is the IUD an abortifacient?
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Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology
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In brief: No
Two types of iud aka intrauterine device/ system are available in the us (progesterone releasing and copper containing).
Each changes cervical mucus consistency and ph so sperm cannot make it through to the uterus. The iud changes the lining of the uterus that makes it an environment in which an egg or sperm will not survive and the Progesterone iud may inhibit ovulation.

In brief: No
Two types of iud aka intrauterine device/ system are available in the us (progesterone releasing and copper containing).
Each changes cervical mucus consistency and ph so sperm cannot make it through to the uterus. The iud changes the lining of the uterus that makes it an environment in which an egg or sperm will not survive and the Progesterone iud may inhibit ovulation.
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