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Non-hormonal birth control: IUD

Non-hormonal birth control: IUD

The IUD (intrauterine device), also known as coil, is a tiny, T-shaped device which is inserted by a trained gynecologist in a woman's uterus to prevent a pregnancy.

PARAGARD is the only homrone-free IUD available nowadays. However, the most common is the Copper T IUD, which contains polyethylene with Copper.

By BSc, MSc (embryologist), BSc, MSc (embryologist) and BA, MA (fertility counselor).
Last Update: 12/07/2016