It's a small piece of flexible plastic shaped like a T. Sometimes it’s called an IUC — intrauterine contraception. What are the types of IUDs? There are 5 different brands of IUDs that are FDA approved for use in the United States: Paragard, Mirena, Kyleena, Liletta, and Skyla.How long does an IUD protect you from pregnancy?
It’s wrapped in a tiny bit of copper, and it protects you from pregnancy for up to 12 years. The Mirena, Kyleena, Liletta, and Skyla IUDs use the hormone progestin to prevent pregnancy. Progestin is very similar to the hormone progesterone that our bodies make naturally.What is the ParaGard IUD?
What is Paragard? Paragard is a small, 100% hormone-free IUD (intrauterine device)—also known as an IUS (intrauterine system)—that’s over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. It works differently using one simple active ingredient—copper—instead of hormones.Can you get pregnant if your IUD is removed?
If you decide to get pregnant or you just don’t want to have your IUD anymore, your nurse or doctor can quickly and easily take it out. You’re able to get pregnant right after the IUD is removed. Can IUDs be used as emergency contraception? Yes! The Paragard (copper) IUD works super well as emergency contraception.