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Intra-Uterine Device (IUD)

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An IUD is a small T-shaped implant placed in the uterus by your healthcare provider.
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How to use:
A small T-shaped implant placed in the uterus, containing progestin, copper or silver. Replaced as needed every 5-10 years.

When to use:
IUD must be placed by your healthcare provider. It is usually more comfortable if you have it inserted in the middle of your menstrual cycle.

Advantages:
• Works for a long time (5-10 years).
• Does not interrupt sex.

Disadvantages:
• No protection against STDs and HIV/AIDS.

Effectiveness:
1 out of 100 women get pregnant when using this method properly.

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