DIU / IUD / AIU
Intrauterine Device / Intrauterine Contraceptive
What is an IUD?
The intrauterine device (IUD) is a small device that is placed in the uterus to prevent pregnancy. It's long-lasting, reversible, and one of the most effective birth control methods out there.
- Starts working immediately.
- It works by releasing copper ions. These are toxic to sperm.
- Duration: 4–5 years approx. Duration depends on the model and brand.
- Starts working 7 days after inserting it.
- It works by releasing progestin. Progestin is a hormone used in many types of birth control pills.
It's T-shaped too.
Duration: 3-5 years approx.
Duration depends on the model and brand.
- More than 99% effectiveness
- You don't have to think about a contraceptive every time you have sex.
- Long duration between 3 and 5 years.
- They DO NOT prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs/STIs)
- They need to be inserted by a professional.
- There is a small chance that the IUD might slip out of place.