How does our site make you feel?
Great   Indifferent

We now offer our patients the IUD for long acting contraception.

The IUD (intra-uterine device) is a small flexible, plastic medical apparatus. The IUD is placed inside the uterus by our Doctor in the office. It provides long-term protection from pregnancy for up to 5 to 10 years, depending on the type. IUDs are a very popular option because there is no need to remember to take a pill every day. There are two main types of IUD, those that contain copper or those that contain a small amount of the female hormone progesterone. Both have different unique advantages.

Inserting the IUD is a quick and simple procedure done in our office without the need for anesthesia. The IUD provides better than 99% effectiveness in preventing pregnancy, however, it does not prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.

Schedule an appointment to speak to our healthcare team about whether the IUD is a good choice for you.

You Might Also Enjoy...

The Pros and Cons of an IUD

Though the intrauterine device (IUD) is more effective at preventing pregnancy than the pill, patch, and vaginal ring, it’s not the most popular form of birth control in the United States. Click here to learn the pros and cons of using an IUD.

Ultrasound Testing: How It Benefits Your Health

Getting answers to your health questions sometimes requires diagnostic testing. An ultrasound is a noninvasive imaging tool that generates pictures of your internal organs and provides valuable information about your health.

Should You Get Tested for STDs?

If you’re sexually active, you can contract sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). But STDs don’t always come with obvious symptoms. Read on to learn if you should be tested, how often, and the risks of leaving an STD untreated.

10 Tips for Coping with Menopause

Menopause is a normal stage of a woman’s life and one that can’t be stopped. However, you don’t have to suffer through the symptoms that come with menopause. There are many things you can do to cope with this life change.

Understanding Fetal Anomalies

Fetal anomalies are common and are a leading cause of infant death in the United States. Knowing more about fetal anomalies, how they occur, and how they affect your baby may help you make the most informed decisions about your care.