An effective, long-acting and reversible method of contraception
The IUD is a small, T-shaped device that is placed in a woman's womb and provides contraceptive protection for up to twelve years and can be removed at any time.
The IUD is a long-acting, reversible method of contraception (LARC). Long-acting methods of contraception all have the advantage that, once in place, you don’t need to think about them until they need replacing and none of them interrupt sex.
A woman can use an IUD whether or not she's had children. IUDs are also straightforward for a trained provider to insert and remove, which can generally be done at any time.