Copper IUD User Guide
This one-page fact sheet uses a question and answer format to educate people about how to use the copper intrauterine device (IUD). It explains how the copper IUD works, what to do after it is inserted, when it will start to work, how long it will last, and removal. It discusses how the copper IUD feels, what to do if you experience cramps and heavy periods, and when to see your health care provider. The document clarifies that the copper IUD does not protect from Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) or HIV, and advises condom use.
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