Why Women Are Choosing IUDs

When it comes to birth control, the healthcare providers at Northern Colorado Women’s Wellness are urging women to choose IUDs.

Not only is the IUD more than 99 percent effective in preventing pregnancy, but insertion of an IUD soon after a woman has unprotected intercourse is often effective as emergency contraception.

While no method of birth control is foolproof, the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals lists pregnancy rates among IUD users as 1 per 100 users a year at most, compared with about 3 per 100 for the injection of Depo-Provera, about 8 per 100 for the pill and about 15 per 100 for the condom.

Furthermore, IUD use has been found to reduce the risk of developing endometrial cancer by keeping the uterine lining thin rather than very thick.

If you would like to know more about IUD and find out if they are right for you, feel free to schedule an appointment with one of the healthcare providers at NoCo Women’s Wellness.