"Everything You Need to Know Before Getting An IUD" - Alexandra Sifferlin
There’s no one form of birth control that’s right for everyone, but increasingly, women are choosing so-called long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) like the IUD and the implant—both of which are among the most effective birth control options out there. Still, since confusion abounds, we asked experts to help us answer some of the most common questions people may have about the IUD. It can vary person to person, but an IUD insertion is not a painless procedure. “Each step happens in rapid succession so it’s all done within a couple of minutes,” says Laura MacIsaac, MD, an associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive science at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
- Laura MacIsaac, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program, Mount Sinai Beth Israel