Types of IUDs

Low-Down on the Mirena (Levonorgestrel IUD) 1X

Low-Down on the Mirena (Levonorgestrel IUD)

Mirena IUD provides up to 5 years of birth control by slowly releasing progestin. Mirena is a safe and very effective long-term birth control option. The Mirena IUD is a hormonal intrauterine device that is inserted into the uterus for long-term...

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Low-Down on the Mirena (Levonorgestrel IUD)

Mirena IUD provides up to 5 years of birth control by slowly releasing progestin. Mirena is a safe and very effective long-term birth control option. The Mirena IUD is a hormonal intrauterine device that is inserted into the uterus for long-term...

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IUD Use in Nulliparous Women

The FDA has long advised nulliparous women (those who have never given birth) to avoid IUDs. Those restrictions have since been lifted. Why? Are IUDs safe? When the ParaGard IUD was first introduced in the United States in 1988, the product label...

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How to Be a Candidate for Getting an IUD

Are you wondering about how to get an IUD? Mirena, Skyla, and ParaGard are great options. Learn more to see if you are a good candidate. IUDs are a great birth control choice if you're looking for effective, long-term, reversible contraception....

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An Overview of the ParaGard Copper IUD

ParaGard, the Copper T 380A, is an IUD that releases copper, so it is 100% hormone-free. Better yet, ParaGard also lasts for 10 years. Learn more. The ParaGard Intrauterine Device (IUD) Copper T 380A is a small, "T-shaped" contraceptive device,...

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IUD Birth Control for Teenagers

Is IUD birth control for teenagers safe? Find out what research and doctors suggest about birth control for teens. Intrauterine device (IUD) and Nexplanon are birth control options that can be used by teenagers. These devices are inserted into the...

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IUD Risks and Complications

Learn the truth about IUD safety, risks, and possible Mirena, Skyla, and ParaGard IUD complications. The the number of women who are choosing to use an intruterine device (IUD) as their birth control method is quickly growing. But IUD use is nowhere...

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How to Choose the Right IUD

There are five brands of FDA approved intrauterine devices (IUDs). Learn the differences between these effective birth controls. Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are T-shaped devices that can be inserted into your uterus to prevent pregnancy. There are...

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What to Do If Your IUD Strings Seem to Be Missing

Missing IUD strings may be a sign that your IUD has been expelled. Learn what you should do if you check your strings and can't feel them. The "strings" attached to intrauterine devices (IUDs) like Mirena and ParaGard run down the uterus and out...

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What to Expect During an IUD Insertion

If you're feeling nervous about your IUD insertion, knowing what to expect, both in the office and after you get home, can help alleviate the stress. If you've chosen an intrauterine device (IUD) for birth control, preparation is similar for the...

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Mirena IUD for the Treatment of Heavy Periods

Suffering from heavy menstrual periods? Mirena IUD may be an option. Learn how it works and how it compares with oral contraceptives and surgeries. If you suffer from heavy menstrual periods, could the Mirena IUD be a good option? How does it...

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