The wide variety of contraceptives on the market provides women with methods that adapt to different lifestyles and gynecological profiles, all in order to avoid unwanted pregnancies . One of the most popular is the IUD , because after it’s inserted, you practically forget you’re wearing it. However, not all of you can use it. These are the 7 women who are not recommended to use IUDs.
According to the Mexican Institute of Social Security , IMSS, the IUD, a copper intrauterine device , is a safe and effective method to prevent pregnancy . Made with flexible plastic and a copper “T” (which prevents sperm from passing)
There are two sizes of IUDs , the standard size if you already have children and a smaller one if you do not have children yet. It is 98% effective if placed correctly . In addition, it has contraceptive protection for up to 10 years.
These are the 7 types of women who are not recommended to use IUDs :
- Women who had endometriosis in the last three months
- Women with severe and profuse menstrual pain
- Women with a history of ectopic pregnancies
- Women with infection in the fallopian tubes or uterus
- Women who have had vaginal bleeding without an identified cause
- Women who have any alteration in the uterus such as fibroids, polyps, bicornuate uterus or narrower uterus.
- Women with risk practices who can contract sexually transmitted infections or have had a pelvic infection.