Learn about the intrauterine device
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Hi everybody! I am Melanie Raposo, and welcome to Mommy's Minute. IUD also known as contraceptive coils are about 99% effective and work by preventing fertilization. An IUD is shaped like a T and is inserted into the uterus by your doctor. IUDs that contain copper can stay in place for up to 12 years. For those without progesterone need to be removed after five years. Some side-effects include cramping and spotting. This method of birth control is not recommended for teenagers. So talk to your doctor to see if an IUD is right for you.

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