IUD Fact Sheet
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.
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