What is an Intrauterine Device
The intrauterine device, also known as the IUD, is a birth control method that is quite common today. It prevents the implantation process in the uterus and is highly effective in preventing pregnancy, as only 1 in 100 women are bound to get pregnant after getting an intrauterine device.
The intrauterine device can only be acquired through prescription and must be put into place in the uterus by a certified health care professional. Before the intrauterine device is inserted, you will be required to take a pelvic exam. You will have to check on your IUD every month to ensure that it is still in place.