from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- abbr. intrauterine device
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- n. intrauterine device
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An intrauterine device, a contraceptive device consisting of a small, usually plastic object placed within the uterus to prevent conception.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. contraceptive device consisting of a piece of bent plastic or metal that is inserted through the vagina into the uterus
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“This is probably the beginning of an upward trend in IUD use,” Finer says.
If you are not sure, how do you feel about in IUD?
IUD is a great method, by the way, and under-utilized here in the US.
The IUD is easy, but I would make sure you do your research first.
The IUD is more effective than the diaphragm with typical use, since diaphragm efficacy is almost totally dependent on user compliance, while the IUD does it's job without you doing anything.
The IUD is a T-shaped plastic sperm-killer that a doctor inserts into a woman's uterus.
For instance, some black women may be unable to afford the most effective birth control methods, such as the IUD, which is highly effective over the long-term but has high up-front costs.
Right now I have an IUD, which is long lasting and no-oopsing, but it's reversible, if, someday, I change my mind.
My periods have stopped because I have an IUD, which is hardly a crazy new super-drug.
Though the IUD is the second most widely used method of birth control in the world, it is not popular in the U.S. This is largely due to the fact that in the 1970s, one type of IUD, the Dalkon Shield, was found to be unsafe, causing an increase in pelvic infections among users and resulting in the deaths of twenty women.