According to research published by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, an intrauterine device (IUD) is used for contraception, but rarely. What is most unfortunate is that this method is consistently more reliable than other forms of birth control and could be used more frequently.
What has developed a questionable reputation over the years, the IUD has been blamed for side effects that have scared many women away from the option when it came to preventing pregnancy. Opting instead for the much less reliable pill or condom, unwanted or unplanned pregnancies continued. Now, thanks to new research medical professionals are focusing on the benefits of the device—including its outstanding reliability. (more…)