IUD

OVERVIEW:

The letters iud stand for ontrauterine device. IUD are small. T-shaped devices made of flexible plastic, A health care provider inserts an iud into a women's uterus to prevent pregnancy.

how to use:

  Must be placed in uterus by a health care provider,

Usually removed by a health care provider.

Pros :)

Mirena may be left in place up to 7 years

Skyla may be left in place up to 3 years

no pill needed

may improve period cramps and bleeding

can be used while breastfeeding

Cons:(

may cause lighter periods,spotting,or no period at all

Rarely, Uterus is injured during placement

Does not protect against  HIV or other STIs

cramping or backache for a few days

mild to moderate pain when the IUD is inserted

side effects :/

cramps

spotting

heavy menstrual flow infection

pelvic inflammatory disease

infertility

*** possible to pass threw the uterine wall and enter the abdominal  cavity, where it must be retrieved surgically.

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