Intrauterine Device (IUD)

Female-Controlled Barrier Methods: Forgotten but Not Gone

By NWHN Staff | Feb 10, 2020 | Comments Off on Female-Controlled Barrier Methods: Forgotten but Not Gone

Today, higher-tech methods have eclipsed diaphragms, but the method is being rediscovered by people who are dissatisfied by hormonal options or non-hormonal IUDs.

Getting an IUD: How One Size Does Not Fit All

By Tessa Ruff | Oct 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Getting an IUD: How One Size Does Not Fit All

In college, getting a long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) was in vogue. It seemed like everywhere I went, women were talking about how their IUD had changed their life for the better.

Is the Copper IUD More or Less Effective Than the Hormonal IUD?

By Evita Almassi | Sep 20, 2017 | Comments Off on Is the Copper IUD More or Less Effective Than the Hormonal IUD?

The IUD has become a growing choice for women due to its long-term protection and low maintenance. There are two types of IUDs available to women to choose from, the copper IUD and the hormonal IUD.

My Doctor Won’t Remove My IUD

By NWHN Staff | Nov 17, 2016 | Comments Off on My Doctor Won’t Remove My IUD

Question: I’m experiencing some negative side effects from my IUD, but my doctor doesn’t want to remove it. What should I do? Answer: An intrauterine device (IUD) is a great birth control option for some women. IUDs are inserted by…

The Great LARC Debate: Facilitating a Balanced Approach to Education and Promotion of LARCs

By Coco Jervis | Jul 24, 2015 | Comments Off on The Great LARC Debate: Facilitating a Balanced Approach to Education and Promotion of LARCs

Immediately after the birth of her twins, 21-year-old Chantal1 had an IUD inserted, at no cost to her. She has had a very positive experience with the IUD, although she had cramping and intermittent bleeding for a couple of weeks after it was inserted. For the most part, though, she describes having her IUD as “smooth sailing.”

Not Your Mother’s IUD: Risks and Benefit’s of Modern IUDs

By NWHN Staff | Jan 1, 2011 | Comments Off on Not Your Mother’s IUD: Risks and Benefit’s of Modern IUDs

I had an Intrauterine Devices (IUD) in the 70s, when a feminist outcry exposed serious problems caused by the Dalkon Shield IUD, including infertility, uterine perforation, and death. The Dalkon Shield was removed from the market and its manufacturer declared bankruptcy after paying millions of dollars in malpractice settlements.