Dr. Ramin Ahmadi  F.A.C.O.G.            

IUD

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ParaGard is an intrauterine device (IUD) that is inserted into the uterus for long-term birth control.  (Contraception)  The T-shaped plastic frame is wrapped with copper wire coils that continuously release copper to bathe the lining of the uterus.  ParaGard produces an inflammatory reaction in the uterus that is toxic to sperm.  If fertilization occurs, ParaGard keeps the fertilized egg from implanting in the lining of the uterus.

ParaGard is the only copper IUD available in the U.S. ParaGard prevents pregnancy for up to 10 years after insertion.



                             
Mirena is a hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) that's inserted into the uterus for long-term birth control (contraception).  A T-shaped plastic frame that releases a type of progestin, Mierena thickens the cervical mucus to prevent sperm from reaching or fertilizing an egg.  Mierena also thins the lining of the uterus and partially suppresses ovulation.

Miernea is the only hormonal IUD that has Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval.  Mirena prevents pregnancy for up to five years after insertion.