What are the current risks associated with IUDs?


Infection, sterility, uterine perforation (making a hole in the uterus), migration of the IUD outside of the uterus, expulsion and loss of the IUD, if pregnancy occurs (99% protection, but nothing is 100%) there is a higher chance of the pregnancy being ectopic (outside the uterus, which could be a surgical emergency).

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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