is the insertion of a small plastic device that contains hormones
or copper into your uterus, to prevent fertilization. The IUD is
not effective against STDs, but it is relatively effective as a
means of birth control. The IUD lasts a long time, and doesn’t
need to be replaced for years. The hormonal IUD could lessen problems
associated with PMS. It’s fairly easy to get pregnant after
the IUD is removed. There is the rare chance that the wall of the
uterus will be punctured during insertion so it’s best to
have the procedure performed by someone experienced in IUD insertion.
Ask your ob/gyn for a recommendation. The IUD is not recommended
for a woman with an STD, because serious infections could lead
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