FAQs about IUDs

When it comes to birth control, there are seemingly endless options to consider, from pills to sponges to even surgeries. One increasingly popular form of contraception is found in Intrauterine devices, better known as IUDs. With minimal side effects, a high effectiveness rate, and no daily upkeep required, this could be the birth control solution that you've been looking for.

Available from Premiere OBGYN in Pembroke Pines, FL, read on to learn more about this convenient and worry-free form of birth control:

What its an IUD?

An IUD is a small, t-shaped implement made from plastic and placed in the uterus by your obstetrician at our Pembroke Pines office. The device works by blocking sperm, either with copper, which serves as a spermicide, or hormones, from fertilizing your eggs after intercourse.

How long does an IUD last?

An IUD is a long-acting contraceptive, effective for up to a decade without the need for removal or replacement.

What are the advantages of an IUD?

Unlike birth control pills, there is no daily maintenance required with an IUD. Once it is inserted by a specialist at our Pembroke Pines office, there is nothing you need to do. You won't be able to feel your IUD and it won't affect your intimacy experiences. There is a very slight chance your partner may feel the tips of the IUD's strings, but it shouldn't be uncomfortable or bothersome. From an effectiveness standpoint, an IUD is one of the most reliable forms of birth control, with a failure rate of under one percent.

Additionally, an IUD is easily removable by a specialist at our Pembroke Pines office, so if you decide that you'd like to try and become pregnant, you will have a little delay in doing so.

What are the risks or side effects of an IUD?

Most users will have no issues with their IUD, but there may be a minor chance of the device becoming expelled from the body, in which case it can be easily placed back in by one of our Pembroke Pines specialists. If you opt for a non-hormonal IUD, you may also experience increased period flow or light spotting between cycles.

If you are searching for the birth control option that best fits your lifestyle, call Premiere OBGYN in Pembroke Pines, FL, at 954-961-9993 today to learn more.

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