Medicated Intrauterine Devices

Medicated intrauterine device are used to control the birth rate of the population .This devices are medicated intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD or ICD) or coil,is a small, often T-shaped birth control instrument that is inserted into a woman's uterus to prevent pregnancy. IUDs are one form of long-acting reversible birth control (LARC).In a study found that female family planning providers choose LARC methods more often (41.7%) than the general public (12.1%). Among the birth control methods, IUDs, along with contraceptive implants, result in the greatest satisfaction among users. IUDs are very safe and effective in adolescents as well as those who have not previously had children.

The types of intrauterine devices available are

Nonhormonal: Copper-containing IUD (ParaGard and others)

Hormonal: Progestogen-releasing IUD (Mirena and others)