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What are the types of IUDs (Intrauterine devices)?

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  1. GirlSmarts on May 01, 2020 Reply

    There are currently five IUDs (intrauterine devices) that are FDA-approved in the United States. Paragard, the copper IUD, can be used for up to ten years and does not contain hormones. The other four IUDs (Mirena, LiIetta Kyleena, and Skyla) contain a hormone called levonorgestrel (a hormone also used in some birth control pills). LILETTA can be used for up to six years. Mirena and Kyleena can be used for up to five years. Skyla can be used for up to three years and has a lower dose of levonorgestrel. Skyla and Kyleena are smaller in size compared to the other IUDs.

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