What is an IUD?


An IUD is an intrauterine device that is a reversible method of birth control. It is placed in the uterus by your gyn. They are safe to use, and you don't have to remember to use or take anything - once it's in there is nothing to do except to check the string to make sure it is still there after your period each month.

There are 2 types of IUDs currently on the market. The copper releasing Paragard IUD and the newer progesterone releasing IUD called Mirena.

Wendy Fried, M.D., FACOG, FACS, is an OB/Gyn with Northern Obstetrics and Gynecology, PC in North Hills, New York

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