IUDs

How it works
The copper bearing intra-uterine device (IUD) is a small flexible plastic frame with copper sleeves or wire around it.

Key messages

  • Long term pregnancy protection
  • Inserted into the uterus by a specifically trained provider
  • Little required of the client once the IUD is in place
  • Bleeding changes are common
  • IUD Causes a chemical change that damages the sperm and egg before they meet.

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