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2014: The Year of the IUD?

Several developments could help make this the year of the intrauterine device.

Several developments could help make this the year of the intrauterine device: the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit, a new tool that could make insertion easier and less painful, a possible generic IUD arriving on the market, and more.

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Could New Skyla Intrauterine Contraception Help Women Reach for the Stars?

A new contraceptive intrauterine system (IUS), Skyla, will be added to the array of options a woman can choose from to prevent pregnancy.

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IUDs Become More Popular in the United States

Once a very unpopular method of contraception, the IUD is making a comeback as an increasing number of women adopt this method of contraception.  A new study suggests that this is due to product improvements, increased access, and a better reputation, among other factors. 

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IUDs: Now for Emergencies?

The Copper IUD as a form of emergency contraception? Researchers say it’s almost 100% effective at preventing pregnancy if inserted five days after unprotected sex. But, honestly, is it feasible for most women to run to their doctor and have an IUD inserted “asap”?!

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The Message Muddle on IUDs

Doctors and nurses are confused about IUDs, and they send confusing messages to us.

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