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Fast fact: Copper IUD
[00:00:00] IUDs part one. So this is the copper IUD. IUD is intrauterine device, meaning it goes into your uterus. This is an example of your cervi. Inside of your uterus. This is actually the size the intrauterine device was in there. This one is made of copper, like I said, so it's plastic wrapped in copper. It creates a little bit of localized inflammation to change the cervical mucus so that the sperm cannot get up into your cervix and then create a pregnancy.
It is 99.7% effective. It does not protect against sts, meaning if gonorrhea Clement get up in there, they can attach to that i u d, which is a foreign object and cause a very bed pelvic infection. So you have to be cautious about that, right? You have to use condoms if you're not a thousand percent sure.
In addition, there's a small risk that you develop a pregnancy and then it grows in the tube because it can't grow here. Something called an ectopic pregnancy. But again, the risk of that is very low. So this is an incredibly effective form of birth control. Its side effect that is concerning is that it can cause a little bit of heavier bleeding and crampier bleeding, but most patients will still do well with it.
And if they just take Advil, they're okay. So this is a great form. Consider it.