"Get answers for all your questions about what ob-gyns consider the best birth control out there." This article goes into great detail about this very controversial subject. It is very informative and shines light on a lot of frequently asked questions. It also puts a lot of myths to rest. O Scott
The IUD is a form on inserted or planted contraception that continuously releases progestin that prevents pregnancy. It has a 99% perfect use rate. The pros of using the iud are the most long lasting and effective form of birth control and low doses of hormones so there are fewer side effects. The cons of the iud are, it is a painful and invasive operation, initial menstrual cycles may be heavier, longer and more cramping.
IUD IUD stands for intrauterine device, a T-shaped piece of plastic that is placed inside the uterus by a doctor. The copper IUD, ParaGard, works for as long as 12 years. The hormonal IUD, Mirena, must be replaced after 5 years. Both types make it more difficult for sperm to fertilize the egg. Fewer than eight in 1,000 women get pregnant. Pros: Long-lasting, low-maintenance. Cons: Irregular or heavier periods. More expensive upfront, may slip out, may cause side effects.
IUDs: Birth Control Option for Teenagers In new guidelines, ACOG says IUDs and contraceptive implants should be considered "first-line" birth control options for teenagers. According to reports, 80 percent of teen pregnancies are unintended, and although most teens report having used some form of birth control, they adopt short-acting methods, like the birth control pill, patch, ring or shot. All of these short-acting methods. Check out at:http://www.womenfitness.net/iuds_option.htm
IUD What it's called: Mirena, ParaGard What it does: ParaGard is a surgically implanted copper device that prevents sperm from reaching the egg. Mirena, also surgically implanted, works by releasing hormones. Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are more than 99% effective and good for 10 years.