IUD
 

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Levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG IUD)

 

The LNG IUD is a small T-shaped device like the Copper T IUD. It is placed inside the uterus by a doctor. It releases a small amount of progestin each day to keep you from getting pregnant. The LNG IUD stays in your uterus for up to 3 to 6 years, depending on the device. Typical use failure rate: 0.1-0.4%.1

Mirena
(Very common)

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Intrauterine 
Devices

Copper T intrauterine device (IUD)

 

This IUD is a small device that is shaped in the form of a “T.” Your doctor places it inside the uterus to prevent pregnancy. It can stay in your uterus for up to 10 years. Typical use failure rate: 0.8%.1

ParaGard
(Not-so-common)

Effectiveness:

Greater than 99% effective for typical use

Greater than 99% effective when used perfectly

THE GOOD

  • Long-term option – the copper IUD prevents pregnancy for up to 10 years, and the hormonal IUDs prevent pregnancy for 3-6 years depending on the device

  • Can be removed anytime

  • Safe and highly effective birth control method

  • Private and discreet

  • Convenient and hassle-free once inserted

  • Can reduce the risk of ovarian and endometrial cancer

  • Copper IUD does not have hormones-- does not disrupt your menstrual cycle

  • Hormonal IUDs may cause a reduction in cramps and bleeding

THE NOT SO GOOD

Requires an office procedure for insertion and removal

Partial or complete loss of device leading to pregnancy

Increased risk of pelvic inflammatory disease or HIV infection

Strings can get lost or other string problems

Potential side-effects include:

Cramping

Pain

Spotting

Bleeding

Potential puncturing of the uterus (rare)

Embedding into the uterus(rare)

Cervical perforation (rare)

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 "The IUD creates changes in the cervical mucus and inside the uterus that kills sperm or makes them immobile. It also  changes the lining of the uterus, preventing the egg from implanting

in the uterine wall if fertilization occurs."

The Cost:

The cash price is $858,  however, this method may be free or at a reduced charge for you based on your household income!

Call Lori for a confidential appointment
701-662-7046, press option "3"

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