I got the skyla IUD. I'm not worried about STDs. Are condoms necessary while using the IUD or can I stop using them?

Skyla IUD. The Skyla IUD is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. It does not protect against STD transmission. Use condoms if you do not know your partner's STD status.
No. No. Although the IUD will be very protective against pregnancy, there is still a failure rate of 3%. When it fails, ectopic(tubal) pregnancy is often the result with sometimes dire consequences. Moreover, IUD strings have been known to conduct bacteria up the string into the intrauterine space & Fallopian tubes causing chronic salpingitis (PID) which can cause sterility.

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