An intrauterine device, also called an IUD, is a very small, plastic, flexible device that is shaped like a T. It also has a string attached to the end of it. (The string hangs out of the cervix so that you can check every once in a while to make sure the IUD is still in place.)
During an office visit, your Seasons provider will place the IUD inside your uterus to prevent pregnancy. The IUD will remain in your uterus until it is removed by your doctor.
The IUD works to prevent the sperm from joining with the egg. There are several types of IUDs available in the United States and it is recommended that you talk with your Seasons provider to determine which type is best for you.
Depending upon the type of IUD chosen, pregnancy can be prevented for up to 3 to 10 years.
For many, the IUD is a good choice due to the fact that it is effective, convenient and also, inexpensive. Please talk with your Seasons provider to discuss any health risks involved and to determine if you are a good candidate for an IUD.
The Mirena IUD is one such option. The video on this page provides helpful information concerning Mirena.