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Considering an IUD but worried about pain during insertion? Here’s what to expect

By Deborah Bateson, Clinical Associate Professor, Discipline of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology, University of Sydney
Kathleen McNamee, Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Monash University
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Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are small T-shaped plastic devices containing either copper or a low dose of progestogen hormone. Lasting five to ten years, they provide highly effective contraception and are chosen by increasing numbers of users of all ages from adolescence to perimenopause.

The main device sold in Australia is the Mirena Hormonal IUD, which is also used to manage heavy periods…The Conversation


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