Intrauterine devices (IUDs) – two categories you must know about
As a woman, it is always wise to discuss your family planning options with your husband or partner.
Family planning discussion will give you an idea about where you both stand on having kids.
Moreover, if in this discussion you decide not to have kids for a few years, you can explore your birth control options.
One of the most popular birth control options that women choose is Intra-Uterine devices (IUDs). This is the most effective birth control option that will last for about 12 years.
But there is a major myth associated with IUDs. Some women think if they get IUDs, they will be choosing IUD for abortion.
But the truth is far from that. IUDs do not prevent pregnancy by causing abortion.
Instead, they prevent the pregnancy by either killing the sperms that enter the uterus or prevent the egg release from the ovary. This reduces the chances of fertilization to minuscule levels.
So, no fertilization, no pregnancy!
Now that we have got this myth busted, let us tell you about the two categories of IUDs you can choose from.
- Non-Hormonal IUDs: In this category, a plastic T-shaped structure is wrapped with copper around it, hence copper IUDs.
Sperms hate copper because it changes the way they can swim thus preventing its meet with the egg. No fertilization, no pregnancy!
- Hormonal IUDs: In this category, a plastic T-shaped structure releases the hormone progestin in your body.
Progestin is very much like natural progesterone released in your body. Hormonal IUDs prevent pregnancy in two ways.
These IUDs make the mucus of your cervix thicker making the entry of sperms difficult. Or else, they prevent the release of the egg from the ovary.
Again, no fertilization, no pregnancy!
To know more about these categories of IUDs and which one is the best for you, contact us at Her Smart Choice.
We at Her Smart Choice are one of the leading affordable abortion clinics where we truly respect a woman’s choice for her body and life.
We have a team of experienced medical professionals, who will provide you with the best family planning options that suit your needs.
Not having kids or getting rid of an unwanted pregnancy is a tough decision for any woman. We understand the seriousness of this decision.
Therefore, we ensure that every woman feels safe and confident with the options, the moment she steps in through our clinic doors.
At Her Smart Choice, we provide family planning options and consultations such as IUDs, medical abortion tablets, surgical abortion, hormonal birth control, and others.
You can also visit us for gynecological services such as a PAP smear test, STDs and its testing, pelvic mass, and abnormal bleeding conditions.
If you have been trying to conceive but have been unsuccessful, you can reach out to use for infertility treatments too.
At Her Smart Choice, we also treat several gynecological conditions such as urinary tract infections, pelvis, or bladder-related issues, and such.
So, you can visit us not only when you want an abortion but also for other woman’s reproductive health issues.
We understand that discussing such sensitive issues demands the utmost confidentiality and privacy. And we strive to provide the same to every patient who visits us.
You can visit us after booking an appointment via call or email.
We also welcome walk-in patients all week at all our locations.
You can find us at six locations in Los Angeles, namely, Burbank, Huntington Park, Van Nuys, East Los Angeles, San Fernando, and Northridge.
So, take charge of your reproductive health with us at Her Smart Choice!