by Barbara Anne Hessel MD | Apr 16, 2012 | Women's Health
An IUD is safe, effective and so easy
Do you have kids – one, two or even three? Maybe your family is complete – or perhaps you are on the fence about adding another child. Not now, but maybe someday…your life is crazy enough as it is. There is good news for women like you – it’s called an IUD. IUD stands for intrauterine device, it is a safe and virtually worry-free birth control – and it is 99% effective. An IUD is an easily reversible form of birth control that can last from 5 to 10 years. Are you a good candidate for an IUD? (more…)
by Barbara Anne Hessel MD | Sep 12, 2011 | Women's Health
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…)