Intrauterine Device (IUD)

An intrauterine device, also known as IUD, is a small, plastic, T-shaped device placed inside the uterus to prevent pregnancy. Placement can be done during an office visit.  An IUD stays in your uterus until the doctor removes it.  The IUD provides excellent contraception by preventing sperm from joining with an egg. Depending upon your particular IUD device, pregnancy can be prevented for up to 10 years.

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