Progestin IUD User Guide
This one-page fact sheet uses a question and answer format to educate people about how to use the progestin (hormonal) intrauterine device (IUD), known by brand names such as Mirena, Liletta, and Skyla. It explains how the progestin IUD works, what to do after it is inserted, when it will start to work, how long it will last, how to check the IUD, and removal by healthcare provider. It discusses how the progestin IUD feels, benefits, what to do if you experience cramps and spotty periods, risks, and when to see your health care provider. The document clarifies that the progestin IUD does not protect from Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) or HIV, and advises condom use.
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