• How to find the best birth control method for you

    From condoms and oral contraceptives to patches, implants, and IUDs — how to figure out which birth control method is right for you.

  • Tess Holliday says her IUD caused her skin to break out

    Model Tess Holliday posted a photo on Instagram that revealed the struggle she's enduring using a different form of birth control, one that's negatively affecting her skin.

  • 6 Things Everyone Should Know About IUDs

    Never heard of the IUD until Jessica Simpson announced to Ellen (and the world) that she has one? You’re not alone: Sixty-eight percent of people say they know little or nothing about the IUD, and 27% don’t know where it’s inserted. Although IUDs have become even more popular in the past few months, they can still be somewhat of a mystery — so it’s worth going over the basics and clarifying a few misconceptions.

  • What Having an IUD Removed Really Feels Like

    "It felt like a fish hook pulling down on my cervix."

  • Photo of Newborn Holding Mom’s ‘Failed’ IUD Goes Viral

    Pregnancy with an IUD is rare, but it can happen, as an Alabama woman learned. Here’s how to use them and how, sometimes, they fail.

  • IUD Procedures Are Way, WAY Up in President Trump’s America

    According to new data compiled by analysts for Athenahealth and reported by Vox, intrauterine device (IUD) prescriptions and procedures increased 19 percent between October and December of 2016. The Athenahealth numbers show an increase in IUD-related appointments in both conservative and liberal areas of the country, yet the rates were steeper in areas that supported Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. The day after the presidential election, Google searches for IUDs spiked almost immediately.

  • Why Women Are Rushing to Get an IUD After Trump’s Win

    President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

  • IUD Use Getting More Opposition From Anti-Abortion Groups

    A rapid increase in the number of U.S. women turning to intra-uterine devices to prevent pregnancy has prompted escalating attacks on the birth control method from groups that oppose abortion.

  • More and More Women Are Using This Birth Control Method

    This is what a hormonal birth control implant looks like. Though 6% of women on birth control used intrauterine devices and implants from 2006 to 2010, that figure almost doubled to 11.6% from 2011 to 2013, according to a government report released Tuesday.  More: Woman Got Flu Shot Instead of Birth Control Shot, Sues The figure breaks down to 10.3% of women using IUDs and 1.3% using implants. More women still rely on the pill (26%) or condoms (15%), but reversible, long-acting birth control is the fastest-growing birth control method, reports the New York Times.

  • More Women May Now Get IUDs Right After Giving Birth

    “Immediate insertion is associated with more women who want an IUD implant actually getting it, higher use at three months postpartum, and lower rates of unplanned rapid repeat pregnancies within 12 to 24 months of delivery,” said lead study author Dr.Michelle Moniz of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, in email to Reuters Health. “Furthermore, multiple analyzes suggest that this strategy is cost-effective.” Just three years ago, no state Medicaid programs paid for these contraceptive devices to be implanted right after delivery.