An intrauterine device (IUD) is a birth control option that many women use. A gynecologist places the device, and it prevents pregnancy for several years, and you don’t have to do anything else to maintain it. While it’s a convenient option, you should understand the side effects and potential complications before you opt for anRead More
What are the Benefits of an IUD?
In 1957, the FDA approved synthetic progesterone – “the pill” – for women with severe menstrual disorders. That year, a record number of women visited their doctors complaining of severe menstrual disorders. By the early 1960s the pill was approved by the FDA for contraceptive use, launching a sexual liberation movement, as well as theRead More
What are the Different Types of IUD?
An IUD (or intrauterine device) is a small T-shaped plastic device which is inserted into the uterus as a form of birth control. The devices are both widely used and highly effective, boasting an over 99% success rate. The contraceptive works by releasing either hormones or spermicides into the uterus, thereby preventing the fertilization ofRead More