Intrauterine devices (IUDs) and sub-dermal implants (Nexplanon) are a safe and effective form of long term contraception. They are also commonly used for treatment of irregular or heavy menstrual bleeding. Our clinic offers IUD and Nexplanon consultations and insertions, trouble shooting and removals. We accept patient self-referrals as well as referrals from other physicians.
FDA-approved and made of soft, flexible plastic. Over 99 percent effective in preventing pregnancy and Estrogen-free, it lasts for five years and fertility returns on removal. It is also a very good product to reduce heavy, crampy periods. For more information about the Mirena IUD device, please GOOGLE “About Mirena".
2. Copper containing products like Flexi -T or Liberte or Mona Lisa
Hormone free IUD’s with copper wire twisted around the plastic that interferes with the sperms mobility and prevents implantation for women who cannot use any hormones. These ones are not quite as effective as the hormone containing ones and needs to be replaced every 3-10 years depending on the type. They can also make periods heavier and more painful so is not ideal if you already have this problem. EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION: These ones are very effective to prevent a pregnancy if you’ve had unprotected intercourse in the last 5 days. We have emergency Copper IUCD for sale in the office if you do not have a prescription.
The new 5-year progesterone containing IUD form the same company that makes Mirena. It is as smaller than Mirena and is good for birth control in women who have not had babies yet, lasts 5 years and also has a very good effect on reducing menstrual flow.
If you need an emergency insertion, please phone and make an appointment as soon as possible. We will probably do the discussion and insertion and tests all on the same day. We have some Copper IUD’s for sale in the case of an emergency.
Once the IUD is in you can leave it there and enjoy up to 5 years of not worrying about getting pregnant again.
NEXPLANON is the birth control implant that goes in the arm. It’s just as effective as the pill, but without the daily hassle. This small, thin, and flexible arm implant is placed discreetly under the skin of the inner, non-dominant upper arm by your healthcare provider.