IUDs 101

Trigger Warning: Proceed with caution if discussion of menstruation or anything you might encounter in a gynecologist’s office is a sensitive subject for you. Also, beware mild profanity contained within the linked article if that’s a concern.

IUDs (intrauterine devices) are often misunderstood, but can be great contraceptive options and are worth knowing about even if it’s not the right choice for you. I am a big fan of IUDs, mainly because they last 5-10 years (depending on the model) with very little maintenance required as compared to a daily pill, as well as the reduction in menstruation that some people experience. Imagine my delight when I was sent this delightfully sassy article about IUDs covering the basics, the insertion process, myth busting, and more.

If you’re wondering whether an IUD could be the right choice for your birth control or other health needs, chatting with our coordinator Jessica or a Peer Ed or making an appointment at Primary Care can help you explore your options. We also have many books about contraception in our office, including the multitude of other options available if the IUD is not on your wishlist.

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One thought on “IUDs 101

  1. IUDs are certainly a very attractive contraceptive option. As highlighted, they are long acting (5-10yrs…how cool can that get?). May not be everyone’s cup of tea though….but the good news is that there are so many other options and hopefully every woman can find a choice that suits.

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