Birth control methods are becoming widely recognisable in many parts of the world. Its broad range of importance and benefit is gradually making its way in several people life and households.
Now there are numerous types of birth control methods and devices available in the market that is very safe and reliable to use.
So, if you are looking into the options for birth control, one method you might want to consider is the IUD. In today's time, IUD is considered both effective and safe for women and also they last for a long time.
IUD stands for the intrauterine device which is shaped like T and a little bigger in size compared to a rupee coin. IUD is designed to fit inside your uterus and it helps in preventing pregnancy by stopping the sperm fertilising the ova.
There are five types of IUDs known in present time. In which four are hormonal devices which prevent the birth control and also make the periods lighter. The non-hormonal one is made of copper and thus triggers the immune system resulting in heavier periods. Although, the copper ones are supposed to run for a long duration.
IUD contains a long range of profit which makes it a very effective way for birth control. If the person is using it correctly, then the chances of getting pregnant are less then one per cent. As already mentioned above, this process stays longer than any other form of birth control methods. Furthermore, this is a completely hassle-free manner, once inserted you do not have to worry for a long time. Also, if you are breastfeeding, then using IUD is completely safe and sound.
But there are some negative related to this device. Firstly, some women can not use these contraceptive devices if they are pregnant, or have any form of STD or pelvic infections. Also, if the women are allergic to copper then copper T IUD can not be used. Whereas hormonal IUDs are safe if women do not have any liver issues or breast cancer. Furthermore, sometimes the size of the uterus can also become a problem in fitting this device inside. Besides, this device does not prevent women's against any STDs.
So, it is always best to consult your gynaecologist before using this device or any other form of birth control for that matters.