The Copper IUD (intrauterine device) is a non-hormonal birth control method. This small t-shaped device is made out of plastic and copper and is inserted into the uterus by a health care provider. It protects against pregnancy for 10-12 years. #icyc #incaseyourecurious #sexualhealth #sexed #iud #copperiud #nonhormonal #birthcontrol #contraception #question #answer #todayilearned #til #goodtoknow
IUDs and implants are the most effective reversible birth control options, which is why ACOG strengthened our recommendations on long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) yesterday. Every woman at risk of unintended pregnancy should be counseled about whether one of the five LARC methods currently available in the US is right for her:
The Ultimate Guide to Safer Sex - another fantastic infographic! Though I am surprised that the IUD is not listed as a birth control option... It is the MOST effective form of birth control besides abstinence. I highly recommend it. Regardless, still great info in this infographic!