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Benefits of an IUD for Birth Control

From condoms to pills, women have many choices when it comes to birth control. A little over 10% choose an intrauterine device, also known as an IUD.

Dr. Rachel Spieldoch and her professional staff at McDowell Mountain Gynecology provide all aspects of women's healthcare. From annual pelvic exams to skincare and aesthetics, we combine state-of-the-art technology with old-fashioned care to achieve patient satisfaction.

Choosing the right birth control method is a highly personal decision. You have to consider your lifestyle, age, and overall health. Dr. Spieldoch provides detailed information that helps you navigate through the different options. Whether you're choosing a birth control method for the first time or switching to a new type, an IUD might be your best option.

This long-acting, reversible contraceptive, has grown in popularity due to its many benefits. Here's why you should consider making the switch:


IUDs are more than 99% effective at protecting against pregnancy. This puts them in the same category as sterilization and the birth control implant. Unlike the pill or NuvaRing, which you can forget to use, or condoms that can break, IUDs are always in place.

Long-lasting but not permanent

Depending on the type of IUD, your IUD can last from three to 12 years. You can pick a length of time that works best for your specific life plan. If your situation changes, and you want to become pregnant, you can get your IUD removed. Don’t worry, IUDs are easily reversible and won't affect your fertility.


IUDs come in two types — those with hormones and those without. For women with severe cramps, heavy periods, and anemia, the hormonal version might be best. It helps reduce symptoms and can stop periods altogether.

Some women may not want to use hormonal birth control for personal or medical reasons. For them, copper IUDs are ideal. Sperm doesn't like copper - these IUDs keep sperm from swimming to an egg, which prevents pregnancy.


Unlike other forms of birth control, IUDs don't require prescriptions. You don't have to spend money going to the doctor all the time either. Dr. Spieldoch inserts your IUD and that's it. No adjustments and no regular follow-ups.


IUDs are safe and convenient. Plus, they don't interfere with intercourse. You won't have to break the mood, fumbling around looking for a condom. IUDs provide peace of mind, so you can focus on other things.

Are you looking for a different birth control method? Call 480-483-9011 or book an appointment online today to meet with Dr. Spieldoch. 

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