Birth Control Implant or IUD?

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What is and IUD and what is a birth control implant?

IUDs and a birth control implants have only two characteristics in common: they are both used to prevent pregnancy and neither can prevent sexually transmitted diseases.

The IUD is a small, T-shaped device that your gynecologist inserts into the uterus. Basically, the instrument inhibits sperm from reaching the egg.

The implant, on the other hand, is a tiny, flexible tube that is inserted underneath your skin using an injection-like process. This micro-tube prevents pregnancy by releasing hormones to block eggs from leaving the ovaries. It also prevents pregnancy by thickening the cervical mucous.

Both methods are easy to use, since once they are inserted in your body you don’t need worry about them for years. An implant generally lasts at least 3 years, and an IUD lasts 10. The birth control implant has only a 0.05% chance of failure. IUD is also very successful, having only a 1% chance of failing.

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