Why So Many Women Are Choosing the IUD for Their Birth Control

More and more women are choosing an IUD for their birth control, compared to other methods such as pills or condoms. The IUD is a small copper device that a doctor inserts into your uterus. It can be left in for years at a time, and is easily removable.

On the fence about what kind of birth control is right for you, or thinking about switching? Dr. Patricia Brougher at Bluebonnet OBGYN in San Antonio, Texas, can explain to you the benefits of the IUD, and help you decide if it’s the birth control method for you.

Here are just a few reasons why so many women love their IUD:

It’s highly effective

The IUD has an extremely high success rate. The hormonal IUD only fails .2% of the time. Copper IUDs are known to fail only .8% of the time. In layman’s terms, this means that fewer than one out of one hundred women ever get unintentionally pregnant when using this birth control method. It’s just that good.

It won’t mess up your fertility

Change your mind and decide you want to get pregnant? No problem – simply schedule an appointment with Dr. Brougher to have your implant removed. Your ability to conceive should return within one menstrual cycle.

You don’t have to remember to take it

No more setting an alarm to remind you to take your pill every day. With the IUD, you’ll never have to remember to take your birth control again. The convenience is a huge benefit for busy women who are always on the go, or women who just don’t like to take pills.

It makes your periods lighter – or can make them disappear

If you have endometriosis, or periods that are extremely heavy and painful, hormonal IUDs can help. Because the hormonal IUD makes your uterine lining thinner, your flow will be a lot lighter and less painful. You also have the option of stopping your period altogether, though some women like having a monthly reminder that they are not pregnant. In that case, a lower hormone IUD is just as effective, but still allows you to have a monthly period.

Learn more about IUDs

If you want to learn more about IUDs, or other forms of birth control, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Brougher by calling 210-686-6171. You can also book an appointment online through our website. We look forward to hearing from you. 

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