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IUD (Intrauterine Device)

IUD device examples & placement in the uterus

Intrauterine Devices (IUD)


An Intrauterine Device (IUD) is a “T-shaped” plastic rod with a string attached to the end. This small device is inserted through the cervix into the uterus where it stays in order to prevent pregnancy. The relative size of the device is comparable to a US quarter. Currently, there are two major types of IUDs, non-hormonal and hormonal. The hormonal IUDs contain progestin only and the non-hormonal IUD contains copper. The IUD prevents 99 out of 100 pregnancies each year and, in most cases, is considered safe with little to no side effects. Except in rare instances, side effects tend to be mild and improve or subside within a few months after placement.


SO let’s compare the two major types of IUDs:




*The IUD does not prevent transmission of sexually transmitted infections*


If you are considering getting and IUD, give us a call or hit the “request appointment” button to schedule your consultation.

Dr. Candance Leaphart- St. Cloud, DO, OBGYN, FACOG Candance Leaphart- St. Cloud, DO Owner and founder of Allcare for Women, LLC. Proud healthcare provider in the Las Vegas/ Henderson area.

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