IUD Fact Sheet

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Abstract:

This two-page fact sheet uses a question and answer format, accompanied by an easy to read illustrated chart, to educate people about how the Intrauterine Device (IUD) works. It explains what an IUD is, how it is inserted, how long it is effective, removal, safety, common side effects, and average cost. The chart compares and contrasts the copper and Progestin (hormonal) IUDs. The document clarifies that the IUD does not protect from Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) or HIV, and advises condom use.

Author(s):
Reproductive Health Access Project
Medical Review:
Yes
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Resource developed in English and translated into other languages
Translation Review:
Community review
This translation was evaluated by a representative or group from the community for accuracy and cultural relevance.
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Copyright:
Licensed by Creative Commons
Resource Last Reviewed by Author(s):
3/30/2015
Record Last Updated:
4/24/2017

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