Types of IUDs

THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF IUDS

There are three types of IUDs available. The hormonal IUDs are called Mirena and Skyla; the non-hormonal IUD is called ParaGard. All three types of IUDs are similar in many ways, but there are some key differences between them all.

Check out the charts below to decide which IUD might be right for you.

Skyla was introduced as the third type of IUD in 2013. Marketed for women who have not yet had children, Skyla has a shorter usage time (3 years) than Mirena (5 years) or ParaGard (10 years).

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