IUD (Intrauterine Device) Directory
An IUD is a T-shaped birth control device that a doctor places in a woman's uterus to prevent pregnancy. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how IUDs work, which types are available, pros and cons, and much more.
Do IUDs Cause Side Effects?
Learn which IUD side effects are most common. Find out what to do if you have a problem with your IUD.
IUD Insertion: What to Expect
Learn what happens when you get an IUD, and what you need to know once it's in place.
What Happens During IUD Removal?
Find out what happens when your doctor takes your IUD out, and when is the right time to have it removed.
Implants vs. IUDs for Birth Control
IUDs and implants are very safe and effective for birth control. But there are some key differences in how they work. Learn how you get them, how long they last, and side effects.