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IUD Seeing a Comeback, Despite Dangers

Feb. 10, 2010

After years of being off the market, the intrauterine device, or IUD, seems to be enjoying a rebirth by a new generation of women in Phoenix, Arizona.

The IUD irritates the inner lining of the womb.

The IUD irritates the inner lining of the womb.

One of the main changes made over the past twenty years is an IUD that uses the hormone progesterone, similar to that used in the birth control pill.  Another type of IUD, the copper T, has also made a resurgence. The copper T IUD does not release the hormone, but instead releases copper into the body.  Both forms of the IUD irritate the inner lining of the womb causing inflammation and can also cause: pelvic inflammatory disease, allergic reactions, infections, uterus perforation, spontaneous abortion and lack of or prolonged menstruation.

Women who are having problems with their IUD’s are running into barriers in having the device removed.  The cost of the removal can be prohibitive.  Women also sometimes run into resistance from doctors who may be reluctant to remove the IUD’s.  Life Choices Women’s Clinic offers a low-cost removal.

Before making a decision whether to use the IUD, make sure that you get all the information about the possible health risks.  To make an appointment for a free consultation with our family planning consultant, call Life Choices Women’s Clinic at 602.305.5100.

Life Choices Women’s Clinic has two offices in Phoenix, and also serves Glendale, Tempe, Scottsdale, Surprise, Avondale, Goodyear, Buckeye, Laveen, Tolleson, Litchfield Park, Peoria, El Mirage, Chandler, Mesa, Queen Creek, Gilbert, and Paradise Valley.  The area schools in this area are Arizona State University (ASU), Glendale Community College, Paradise Valley Community College, Phoenix College, South Mountain Community College, and Grand Canyon University.

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The information and advice published on the LifeChoices Women’s Clinics website is not intended to replace the services of a physician, nor does it constitute a doctor-patient relationship. Information on this website is provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice.