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Could the progesterone IUD protect against sexually transmitted infections?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: No

Iud's are a great way to prevent pregnancy but they do not protect against sexually transmitted infections.
You should continue to use condoms to protect yourself from infections. With Progesterone iud's the cervical mucous is thickened and there is a slight decrease risk of pelvic inflammatory disease after the 1st 2 weeks but you can still catch something. Be smart and use a condom.

In brief: No

Iud's are a great way to prevent pregnancy but they do not protect against sexually transmitted infections.
You should continue to use condoms to protect yourself from infections. With Progesterone iud's the cervical mucous is thickened and there is a slight decrease risk of pelvic inflammatory disease after the 1st 2 weeks but you can still catch something. Be smart and use a condom.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: NO!

Iuds offer no protection against sexually transmitted diseases.
They are very effective at preventing pregnancy, however. The most effective method of preventing the spread of stds is using condoms every single time.

In brief: NO!

Iuds offer no protection against sexually transmitted diseases.
They are very effective at preventing pregnancy, however. The most effective method of preventing the spread of stds is using condoms every single time.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
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