Benefits of IUDs
Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are popular and one of the most effective birth control options. They are long-lasting and can prevent pregnancy for up to 10 years. The following are benefits of IUDs and reasons why you should visit a private gynaecologist near me to get an IUD.
- IUDs are effective
IUDs offer long-term protection against pregnancy, and they are more than 99% effective. Using an IUD is as effective as sterilisation and birth control implants. With IUDs, there is no risk of error from the patient like forgetting to use it (as in pills or vaginal rings) or misusing it (like with condoms). Once your gynaecologist fits the device, you have nothing to worry about.
- IUDs are convenient
Once your private gynaecologist in London fits your IUD, it stays in place until it expires and it prevents pregnancy. It means that you do not need emergency pills after sex. You do not have to make any special preparation before sex for 3 – 12 years depending on the type you fit in.
- You can get pregnant once you take out your IUD
IUDs can prevent pregnancy when they are in the uterus, but once you take them out, you can get pregnant immediately because they do make you infertile or cause you to have difficulties getting pregnant.
- IUDs make period better
Hormone-based IUDs like Mirena, Kyleena, Liletta, and Skyla help to reduce cramps and make periods to be lighter. Some people who use these IUDs do not see their periods. People who have severe cramps, heavy period, and anaemia can use hormonal IUDs as a form of treatment.
- Copper IUDs do not have hormones
People who are intolerant to synthetic hormones have the option of non-hormonal (copper) IUD. Copper (Paragard) IUD is very effective in preventing pregnancy.
- Copper IUD may be used as an emergency birth control
Paragard (copper) IUDs can be used as emergency contraception. It is the most effective emergency birth control option. If you carry out a copper IUD coil fitting in London within 120 hours (five days) of having unprotected sex, it will be over 99% effective in preventing pregnancy.
IUD offers comfort and long-lasting protection against pregnancy so if you need a birth control option that is effective, contact Gynae UK on 020 7183 0692 to book an appointment with a gynaecologist for your IUD insertion.