An IUD is surgically imparted and is more than 99 percent effective and can last for up to 10 years. The drawback is it is expensive and should not be used for as short term answer. Since it is done by a doctor it more than likely requires a prescription.
The IUD is a form on inserted or planted contraception that continuously releases progestin that prevents pregnancy. It has a 99% perfect use rate. The pros of using the iud are the most long lasting and effective form of birth control and low doses of hormones so there are fewer side effects. The cons of the iud are, it is a painful and invasive operation, initial menstrual cycles may be heavier, longer and more cramping.
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IUD IUD stands for intrauterine device, a T-shaped piece of plastic that is placed inside the uterus by a doctor. The copper IUD, ParaGard, works for as long as 12 years. The hormonal IUD, Mirena, must be replaced after 5 years. Both types make it more difficult for sperm to fertilize the egg. Fewer than eight in 1,000 women get pregnant. Pros: Long-lasting, low-maintenance. Cons: Irregular or heavier periods. More expensive upfront, may slip out, may cause side effects.