Intra Uterine Device Placement

An intrauterine device(IUD) is a T-Shaped contraceptive device placed inside the uterus.  The procedure is performed in the office.  There are two types of IUD’s the paragard IUD (Copper, hormone free) and the Mirena IUD (releases progesterone to the uterine lining daily).  The paragard last for 10 years and the Mirena for five years.  Both can be removed prior and are a long-term form of reversible contraception.  Not all patient’s are optimal candidates for IUD placement, this will be determined at your visit.