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Find everything you need to know about the intrauterine system (IUS), including when it is used, how it is fitted, and the possible complications.
Who can use an IUS
Find out when an IUS is used. Most women can use an IUS, including women who have never been pregnant and those who are HIV positive.
Having an IUS fitted
Find out what happens when you have an IUS fitted. Beforehand, you will have an internal examination to make sure that the IUS can be positioned in the correct place.
Things to consider
Although an IUS is an effective method of contraception, there are a number of things to take into consideration before having an IUS fitted.
Complications caused by an IUS are rare and usually happen in the first six months after it has been fitted.
Family doctor Sarah Jarvis on the questions to ask
Read what family doctor Sarah Jarvis, a family doctor, would want to know if she was thinking of having an IUS fitted.