Hormonal IUD

What is it?
A hormonal IUD is a hormone-releasing intrauterine device (IUD) that is placed in your uterus to prevent pregnancy. This small, t-shaped device can lasts anywhere from 3 to 10 years. 

How is it inserted?
IUD does not require surgery! It typically takes a healthcare provider a few minutes to insert the device into the uterus. Once it is in place, it provides continuous, highly effective birth control.

How does it work?
The IUD works by releasing a steady level of the hormone levonorgestrel into the uterus and preventing sperm from passing into the cervix. It is made of soft, flexible plastic.

Which IUD should I get?
There are four different hormonal IUDs available in the US. All of these are 99% effective; they vary in size and years.

Mirena – 5 years
Kyleena – 5 years (slightly smaller than the Mirena)
Skyla – 3 years (slightly smaller than the Mirena)
Liletta – Currently approved for 3 years (same size as Mirena)

Where can I get a hormonal IUD?
They are available at our partner clinics. Click here to see if you qualify.

Things To Keep In Mind

Pros

  • Lasts up to 3 – 10 years
  • No need for daily, weekly or monthly reminders
  • You may experience fewer, lighter or no periods
  • A healthcare provider can remove your IUD at any time
  • Return to fertility is fast compared to other methods
  • IUD can be used to treat, protect against or even reduce the risk of:
  • Safe for:
    • Women who have or haven’t had children
    • Teens
  • Safe to breastfeed with an IUD

Cons

  •  IUDs do not protect against STDs and HIV / AIDS.
  •  Irregular period is expected especially in the first 6 months
  •  Some may experience no period at all after 1 year
  •  Some may experience cramping after insertion
BENEFITS

Free highly effective, low maintenance birth control including the IUDs and the Implant available at sixteen participating health clinics to qualifying women.

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