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An intrauterine device (IUD) is a small, plastic, T-shaped device
that is inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. IUDs contain copper or
the hormone levonorgestrel (LNg). Plastic strings tied to the end of the IUD
hang down through the opening of the uterus (cervix) into the vagina.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerRebecca Sue Uranga, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as ofNovember 21, 2017
Current as of:
November 21, 2017
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Rebecca Sue Uranga, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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