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Could you tell me about an iud?
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Great option
The intrauterine device is a small T-shape item which is placed up inside the uterus.
There are 2 approved IUDs in the US. 1. Mirena (levonorgestrel) which can last up to 5 years and contains a small amount of progesterone giving you the benefit of light or no periods. 2. Paragard which can last up to 10 years and gives you a hormone free option. Both are safe, highly effective, well tolerated & popular options.

In brief: Great option
The intrauterine device is a small T-shape item which is placed up inside the uterus.
There are 2 approved IUDs in the US. 1. Mirena (levonorgestrel) which can last up to 5 years and contains a small amount of progesterone giving you the benefit of light or no periods. 2. Paragard which can last up to 10 years and gives you a hormone free option. Both are safe, highly effective, well tolerated & popular options.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: IUD
The IUD, whether it's hormonal or copper, is one of the safest and most effective methods of birth control that you can use.
It's long-lasting, reversible, and b/c it's made to work inside the uterus, it doesn't cause systemic side effects. You can have it placed and have your doctor remove it anytime you want to get pregnant. Highly recommended for pregnancy prevention.

In brief: IUD
The IUD, whether it's hormonal or copper, is one of the safest and most effective methods of birth control that you can use.
It's long-lasting, reversible, and b/c it's made to work inside the uterus, it doesn't cause systemic side effects. You can have it placed and have your doctor remove it anytime you want to get pregnant. Highly recommended for pregnancy prevention.
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Dr. Brian Nguyen
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Highly effective
The IUD is one of the safest, most cost-effective method of birth control around.
It easy and quick to insert.

In brief: Highly effective
The IUD is one of the safest, most cost-effective method of birth control around.
It easy and quick to insert.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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