Why Women Are Choosing IUDs

When it comes to birth control, the OB-GYNs at A Woman’s Healing Center 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. And a new study, published online by The Lancet Oncology, strongly suggested that IUD use can protect against cervical cancer as well.