Did you know that intrauterine devices are used by over 160 million women in the United States? Watch this video for a basic overview of IUDs or intrauterine devices.
An IUD is a T-shaped plastic instrument which is inserted into the uterus in order to prevent pregnancy. Copper IUDs work by promoting the production of certain substances that are hostile to both sperm and eggs. Hormone-based IUDs work by decreasing ovulation, changing the cervical mucus so that the sperm struggles to reach the egg, and decreasing the thickness of the uterine lining. Learn how an intrauterine device is inserted by watching this full video.
Get the information you need regarding intrauterine devices, birth control pills, Plan B, and pregnancy abortions by contacting the Lovejoy Surgicenter at (503) 715-3509.