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What is iud?

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Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: IUD

An intrauterine device is placed in the vaginal canal to prevent implantation and prevent pregnancy.
There are other methods as well i.e.: Contraceptives, implant in the arm (Norplant), and condoms. For further detail, ask your GYN MD for more information to make the right choice for you.

In brief: IUD

An intrauterine device is placed in the vaginal canal to prevent implantation and prevent pregnancy.
There are other methods as well i.e.: Contraceptives, implant in the arm (Norplant), and condoms. For further detail, ask your GYN MD for more information to make the right choice for you.
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Best birth control

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: Best birth control

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. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: IUD

An IUD(Intrauterine device) is a small object with a string inserted into the uterus through the cervix.
It can be made of copper or plastic and may release hormones over a period of time from 3 to 10 years depending on the device. It is designed to interfere with the implantation process and therefore pregnancy. They are effective in the 98+ percentile.

In brief: IUD

An IUD(Intrauterine device) is a small object with a string inserted into the uterus through the cervix.
It can be made of copper or plastic and may release hormones over a period of time from 3 to 10 years depending on the device. It is designed to interfere with the implantation process and therefore pregnancy. They are effective in the 98+ percentile.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Dr. Wayne Ingram
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