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IUD

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Introduction
Find everything you need to know about the intrauterine device (IUD), including when it is used, how it is fitted, and the risks. Plus links to other useful resources.
Who can use an IUD
Find out who can use an IUD. Most women can use an IUD, including women who have never been pregnant and those who are HIV positive.
Having an IUD fitted
Learn about how an IUD is fitted, and the checks you must have beforehand, including an examination of your womb and an STI test.
Things to consider
Although an IUD is an effective method of contraception, there are a number of things to consider before having one fitted.
Risks
Learn about complications after having an IUD fitted. Complications are rare, and most of them appear within the first year after fitting.