• How is an IUD Inserted?

    Understanding the IUD An intrauterine device (IUD) is a small, T-shaped device made of plastic or copper that is inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. There are two types of IUDs: hormonal and non-hormonal. Hormonal IUDs release a low dose of progestin, a hormone that thickens cervical mucus and thins the lining of the uterus, making it difficult for…

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