Hormonal IUD

Easy. Discreet. Years of protection


A hormonal IUD is a small piece of flexible plastic that releases a tiny amount of the hormone progestin into your body.

  • It may thicken the mucus of your cervix, which makes it harder for sperm to get to the egg, and also thins the lining of your uterus.
  • The IUD with progestin can be used for up to 3 to 5 years, depending on the type.
  • After the IUD is taken out, it is possible to get pregnant.

How To Use

  • A healthcare provider needs to put in the IUD.
  • You may need local anesthesia.

Side Effects

  • Irregular bleeding
  • No periods (amenorrhea)
  • Abdominal/pelvic pain


Does it protect me from sexually transmitted infections (STIs)?

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