Contraceptive: Hormonal IUD

INTRAUTERINE METHOD INTRAUTERINE SYSTEM – IUS

PREVENTS PREGNANCY: YES; 99% EFFECTIVE
STI and HIV PROTECTION: NO, only condoms protect against all STIs 
WHEN TO USE?  Every 5 to 10 years
Type: Long Acting

The IUS is a small, soft, T-shaped device with a reservoir containing the hormone progestin that is placed in the womb by a nurse or a doctor. The IUS works by continuously releasing a low dose of progestin from the intrauterine system into the womb. It thickens the mucus of your cervix, which makes it harder for sperm to move freely and reach the egg and it also thins the lining of your uterus. At 99.8% effectiveness, you’re about as protected as you possibly can be by a contraceptive method. It’s a great method for the super organized, the forgetful, the frequent traveller and pretty much anyone else who is keen on staying not pregnant. However, there are some individual risk factors that make an IUS not recommendable to some women. Therefore consult a nurse or doctor in order to find out about your individual situation. The IUS is inserted by a nurse or doctor and can be removed if a female chooses and decides they want to get pregnant

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