Intrauterine Devices (IUDs)
An IUD is long term, reversible method of birth control that is extremely effective at preventing pregnancy. There are two types of IUDs: hormonal and non-hormonal. Hormonal IUDs work by releasing hormones to prevent ovulation and thickening the cervical mucus. The Paragard, a non-hormonal IUD, immobilizes sperm and makes it harder for them to reach the egg. IUDs do not affect your ability to get pregnant in the future.
How well does it work?
Hormonal and non-hormonal IUDs are over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy, making one of the best forms of protection (aside from abstinence).
How do I get one?
IUDs must be inserted and removed by a medical provider. It’s important to visit with a medical provider to ensure an IUD is right for you, so please make an appointment if you're interested!