IUD Insertion

An intrauterine device (IUD) is a small, plastic and copper device inserted through the cervix into the uterus. It is left inside the uterus to prevent pregnancy and can last for five to 10 years. An IUD releases copper into the body and keeps sperm from surviving in the uterus, cervix or fallopian tubes. It is a hormone-free contraceptive. This is offered in some doctor's offices.

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