IUD

Mirena®, Liletta® Kyleena® & Skyla®

  • Soft, flexible T-shaped IUD
  • Over 99% effective
  • Releases small amounts of hormone into the uterus 
  • Works up to 3 or 5 years
  • If a woman wants to become pregnant, the device can be removed at any time

How It Works

  • Small T-shaped plastic device placed in your uterus
  • Releases small amount of progestin that stops ovaries from releasing egg
  • Makes it hard for sperm to move within the uterus
  • Must be put in & taken out by a doctor/nurse practitioner

Advantages

  • Over 99% effective
  • Easy to use
  • Lasts up to five years; can be taken out at any time
  • Quick return to fertility
  • For some women, lighter or no period
  • Forgettable

Disadvantages

  • Does not protect against STDs or HIV
  • Need to take out if woman gets pregnant
  • Possible irregular periods which may be heaviest at the beginning