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.
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.
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.
Birth Control and the IUD (Intrauterine Device)
Learn how IUDs -- also called intrauterine devices -- work as birth control.