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How is the copper IUD typically inserted?
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Dr. Michael Flax
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Office visit
The IUD is placed in a small plastic tube.
The lip of the birth canal(cervix) is held steady with an instrument, and the plastic tube is inserted through the canal into the uterus.The IUD is then gently pushed out of the tube; the tube is removed and the strings on the IUD are shortened. Depending on age, and number of children, a local anesthetic to the cervix may be used.

In brief: Office visit
The IUD is placed in a small plastic tube.
The lip of the birth canal(cervix) is held steady with an instrument, and the plastic tube is inserted through the canal into the uterus.The IUD is then gently pushed out of the tube; the tube is removed and the strings on the IUD are shortened. Depending on age, and number of children, a local anesthetic to the cervix may be used.
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