The IUD is a small, T-shaped flexible device that is inserted into the uterus.
The Mirena IUD continuously releases a small amount of the progestin levonorgestrel and is effective for 5 years. The Mirena tends to make periods lighter or absent.
ParaGard is the only non-medicated IUD available in the United States and can be left in place for up to 10 years. This IUD has copper (which acts as a spermicide) coiled around it. Some women experience heavier periods with this.
IUD is as effective as a tubal ligation, however, is reversible if pregnancy is desired. Reversal is quick and easily performed in the office.
If you have questions about the use of an IUD, please call our office to make an appointment.