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LEVONORGESTREL IUD is a contraceptive (birth control) device. The device is placed inside the uterus by a healthcare professional. It is used to prevent pregnancy. This device can also be used to treat heavy bleeding that occurs during your period. Compare progestins.

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IUD vs Implant: What’s the Best Option for Long-Acting Birth Control?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - May 02, 2017

When it comes to birth control, long-acting intrauterine devices (IUDs) and hormonal implants are not only convenient for many women—they are also 20 times more effective than pills, patches, and rings. With insurance coverage of contraception likely to be phased back out in the next couple of years, many women are asking about long-acting, reversible birth control methods.

Studies show that 45% of pregnancies in the United States are unintended. See More

The Tale of Two IUDs: Mirena vs Skyla

Dr. Sharon Orrange - May 30, 2013

Two doses of progesterone-releasing IUDs are now available and are popular new options for birth control. Levonorgestrel (synthetic progesterone) IUDs are used for contraception and to control heavy menstrual bleeding. Women like these IUDs because you have little to no menstrual cycles and they are in place for years.

Mirena vs. Skyla, which one is better for you?

The benefits of Mirena:

• Has been around longer than SkylaSee More

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