An intrauterine device, most commonly referred to as an IUD, is a small contraceptive device made of flexible plastic. It is inserted into the uterus to provide safe and highly effective long-term contraception. An IUD is a good option for women who want an easy method of contraception that is also highly effective and lasts for five years (or longer). The results of an IUD are immediate and when a woman wishes to have the IUD removed, she will be fertile again immediately. At Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A., we offer IUD placement for our patients who are looking for an easily reversible and easy to manage method of contraception.
An IUD works by preventing sperm from fertilizing an egg. It is one of the most reliable forms of contraception available in the United States. While an IUD has about the same effective percentage as other reversible contraception methods (the pill, patch, ring, shots), many women prefer an IUD because they do not have to worry about it. Many women have become pregnant on the pill because they missed just one pill, while a countless number of others who have forgotten to change their patch or ring on time or gone in for another shot have found themselves with an unplanned for pregnancy. An IUD virtually eliminates the possibility of human error, leaving both partners feeling free from worry.
If you are interested in having an IUD placed for use as a method of birth control, please contact Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. to schedule an appointment. The placement is a quick procedure, and is covered by most health insurance providers. We look forward to providing you with the care you need.