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  1. Topic Overview

    The levonorgestrel (LNg) intrauterine device (IUD) releases small amounts of levonorgestrel,a form of progesterone,into the uterus each day. This type of IUD reduces cramping and heavy menstrual bleeding. And it is a highly effective method of birth control. It must be replaced every 5 years to ensure that hormone release continues at a level that helps you. How well does it work? Most ...

  2. Topic Overview

    The following tables list some pros and cons of using hormonal birth control methods. Combination pills,skin patch,or vaginal ring (estrogen plus progestin) Pros Cons No interruption of foreplay or intercourse Reduced bleeding and cramping with periods,which lowers the risk of anemia Fewer or no periods (with certain types of pill) Reduced pain during ovulation Reduced risk of pelvic ...

  3. Intrauterine Device (IUD) for Birth Control

    The intrauterine device (IUD) is a long - term birth control method. Unlike IUDs that were used in the 1970s, present - day IUDs are small, safe, and highly effective.1An IUD is a small, T - shaped plastic device that is wrapped in copper or contains hormones. The IUD is inserted into your uterus by your health professional. A plastic string tied to the end of the IUD hangs down through the cervix

  4. Sexual Problems in Women - Medications

    Because a woman's sexuality encompasses physical, emotional, and psychological factors, the causes of sexual problems are often complex and interrelated. Medications may be used in treating certain conditions that contribute to sexual problems.

  5. Sexual Problems in Women - Exams and Tests

    Women often begin the process of diagnosing a sexual problem by noticing an absence of sexual desire or satisfaction. Your health professional will work with you to identify your symptoms and the history of those symptoms.

  6. Sexual Problems in Women - Home Treatment

    Treatment of sexual problems is guided by you, your partner, and your health professional. You may find that it depends largely on changes you try at home.

  7. Sexual Problems in Women - Symptoms

    Symptoms of sexual problems can include: A decrease in the level of desire, which might be expressed by fewer sexual fantasies or thoughts and a reluctance to engage in sexual activity, a decrease in the level of arousal, an inability to reach orgasm afte

  8. Sexual Problems in Women - Other Treatment

    Studies of alternative medicines for sexual problems are limited, but some of them show possible benefits. These include studies of herbal supplements and devices.

  9. Sexual Problems in Women - Treatment Overview

    Many sexual problems can be managed when you understand what is causing them. Effective management requires a high level of comfort between you and your health professional, and possibly your partner. Because a sexual problem often has multiple causes, tr

  10. Sexual Problems in Women - What Happens

    A woman's sexuality is influenced by her physical, psychological, and emotional state. Women have varied and interrelated reasons for feeling sexual.

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