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    WHAT ARE THE
    ADVANTAGES AND
    DISADVANTAGES
    OF IUD?

    WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF IUD?​

    Advantages:

    • IUDs are over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy, making it one of the most reliable forms of birth control.
    • There is no delay in fertility after the removal of an IUD.
    • There are few side effects and most of them are mild and tend to lessen over time.​
    • Some people may experience lighter and shorter periods.​
    • Depending on the type of IUD, it can provide protection against unwanted pregnancy for up to 10 years.
    • It is a great option for women who want to keep their birth control a secret. As it is not visible, no one can tell that someone is using it.
    • Once an IUD is inserted, it can remain in place for several years, depending on the type. This means that unlike some other forms of birth control, you don’t have to remember to use it until when you want to remove it.​
    • In the long-term, the cost is typically much lower.

    Disadvantages

    • It does not prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs)​
    • IUDs must be inserted by a healthcare provider. You cannot do it on your own.
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