Family planning is an important part of many womens’ lives. You may want to prevent pregnancy permanently, or just as a young woman, or between children.
With so many methods available—hormonal, long-term reversible, or permanent—your Women First provider can help you pick the birth control that is best for you at every stage of life.
Intra-uterine devices, or IUDs, are small devices placed in your uterus to prevent pregnancy. Also referred to as long-term reversible birth control, IUDs require no effort from you to maintain, and they can be removed by your doctor at any time. This longer-acting birth control is quickly reversible if you decide you want to try to get pregnant.
However, there are risks associated with IUDs that you should know about. Talk to your Women First healthcare provider to determine if an IUD is right for you.