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.
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
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 :/
heavy menstrual flow infection
pelvic inflammatory disease
*** possible to pass threw the uterine wall and enter the abdominal cavity, where it must be retrieved surgically.