Top 4 Myths About IUD Fitting You Should About

Top 4 Myths About IUD Fitting You Should About

IUD or intrauterine device is a reliable contraceptive option. It was invented long ago but because of some unfortunate complications that arose on using the primitive versions of the IUD birth-control device, it was totally exiled from the market. Gradually, those defects were rectified and now IUDs have triumphed back into the market.

There are some myths that are still being spread online and it is time for those to be put to rest. Here are the most common IUD myths.

  • IUD can lead to infections and infertility: The World Health Organisation (WHO) conducted a worldwide study over hundreds of thousands of women. The result of the study shows that women using IUD do not suffer from any additional risk of being contaminated with pelvic infections or infertility compared to women who were never on IUD.
  • IUD is better for older, married women with kids: IUDs are durable; the hormonal version lasts anywhere between 3 and 6 years whereas non-hormonal variety lasts up to 12 years. There’s no minimum time frame that it has to stay in before it needs to be taken out. You can take it out any time you want, however, it should be done by a trained pair of hands. The moment you take it out, you are no longer under its contraceptive protection. If you are sexually active and want to stay safe from pregnancy, get yourself an IUD ring. When you want to get pregnant, just take the IUD out of your body. The WHO study mentioned above finds no factual data to lead to the conclusion that this contraceptive option is better for older and married women than younger ones. Rather, the findings show that it is equally suitable for all, irrespective of age or marital status.
  • IUD contraception is very painful: IUD insertion pain is relative and varies from individual to individual. It is almost impossible to predict how you will respond to the sensation until the moment your procedure is finished. Gynae Clinic can definitely take measures to make your IUD insertion more comfortable, however, there’s no way to make it completely pain-free. Usually, women who have already given birth usually will not feel any pain during the procedure. Conversely, women with a history of heavy periods may suffer from strong cramps at the time of the IUD insertion and the following menstrual period.
  • The inserted IUD will keep poking your partner: The IUD is placed at the top of the uterus which is called the fundus. This makes it totally inaccessible to your partner. To keep it secured in its position, plastic strings are attached to it. They run through the cervix and outside into your vagina. These strings are left lengthy enough so that they can be tucked up behind the cervix. On average, a vagina is 6 inches in length and the cervix is at the top of the vagina. The strings are too soft to bother either you or your partner. In case you or your partner experience any inconvenience, request your IUD provider to place it properly so that it doesn’t stick out of the uterus.

Experts at a reliable Private IUD fitting centre assure that the intrauterine devices are not only safe and efficient birth-control measure but also provide many other benefits. There’s no need to listen to anyone who says it is rubbish.

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