Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are one of the most effective types of birth control available. As a safe, long-acting and reversible contraceptive, it is also one of the most cost effective over time.
There are two different kinds of IUDs available –one non-hormonal and one with hormones –and their popularity is increasing.
“People like it because it’s something you’re always ready to use. You don’t have to think about taking a pill every day,” says Kristin, a registered nurse and Planned Parenthood’s Quality Assurance Director.
Like with any birth control method, there are benefits and side effects to IUDs. Planned Parenthood experts are here to educate our patients so they can make an informed decision. After the initial cost of an IUD, the contraceptive can last between 5 and 12 years – depending on which IUD you choose.
Planned Parenthood offers convenient payment options for birth control and flexible hours for personalized reproductive healthcare. The qualified clinicians can meet with you to discuss IUDs and to decide if it’s right for you.
If you’re worried about the cost of an IUD, birth control, or other reproductive health care needs, visit the PPMNS website to see if you quality for a no-cost or low-cost program.
- by Shieva, Web Correspondent, Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota Action Fund