A yearly gynecological check-up is all that’s needed to maintain an IUD. It can be removed with a visit to your care provider, and fertility returns soon after.
“IUDs can be removed easily should you choose to have a baby,” Augustine says.
While IUDs have many positive aspects, it’s important to remember they do not offer protection against sexually transmitted diseases, Augustine says, and some women may experience side effects.
Women who are interested in an IUD or other form of birth control should discuss options with their gynecological care provider, she says, to help determine the best choice.
“We’re here to help,” Augustine says. “Everyone’s situation is different, and it’s important to pick an option that fits your specific needs.”