What is an IUD?

What is an IUD?

What is an IUD? Intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUDs) are used by 22% of women of reproductive age worldwide (1). It is a contraceptive invented in 1928 by Ernst Grafenberg. This T-shaped device is inserted into the uterus through the vagina to prevent...
How is an IUD inserted?

How is an IUD inserted?

How is an IUD inserted? IUD insertion is done during the first part of the cycle to avoid inserting the IUD in a woman who might be pregnant. Before insertion, it may be helpful to perform hysterometry to assess the shape, size, and sensitivity of the uterus. IUD...
8 preconceived ideas on IUDs

8 preconceived ideas on IUDs

8 preconceived ideas on IUDs There are many preconceived ideas about IUDs (Intrauterine Contraceptive Devices). They mostly come from the time when this method of contraception had not yet been significantly studied, as is the case today. In addition, certain...
The IUD: an ideal contraceptive method for all women

The IUD: an ideal contraceptive method for all women

The IUD: an ideal contraceptive method for all women Recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), the intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) is a widely used method of contraception throughout the world. Reliable, safe and reversible at any time, it is ideal...
The IUD: a reliable method of contraception up to the menopause

The IUD: a reliable method of contraception up to the menopause

The IUD: a reliable method of contraception up to the menopause Women aged 40 and over still need reliable methods of contraception, because although fertility declines, it does not disappear. The IUD – intrauterine contraceptive device – recommended by the...
The IUD: a contraceptive response adapted to young women

The IUD: a contraceptive response adapted to young women

The IUD: a contraceptive response adapted to young women Did you know that the IUD – an intrauterine contraceptive device, commonly known as an IUD – is the most widely used method of contraception in the world? Recommended by the World Health Organization...