Navigating the expansive realm of contraceptive options demands clarity, knowledge, and precision. Intrauterine Devices (IUDs), standing as a testament to medical innovation, offer an effective, long-term birth control solution. At Women’s Health Group, under Dr. Awad’s esteemed leadership, we approach IUDs with a blend of scientific rigor, personalized care, and a deep understanding of the varying needs of women at different stages of life.




Understanding IUDs

Hormonal IUDs

These release progestin (a form of progesterone). Brands include Mirena, Kyleena, Liletta, and Skyla. They can last from 3 to 7 years depending on the type.

Copper IUD (Paragard)

Uses copper to deter sperm and can last up to 10 years. It doesn't release hormones, making it suitable for those who prefer or require a non-hormonal option.

Why Choose an IUD?

Long-Term Protection

Once inserted, an IUD can offer protection for several years, depending on the type.


IUDs are over 99% effective, making them one of the most reliable contraceptive methods available.


If you decide to have a child or switch methods, IUDs can be removed, and fertility typically returns quickly.

The IUD Insertion Process at Women's Health Group

Pre-Insertion Consultation

We discuss your health history, conduct a pelvic exam, and help you understand the IUD types to choose the best fit for you.


A brief procedure where the IUD is placed inside the uterus. It may cause some discomfort, but this is generally short-lived.

Post-Insertion Guidance

We provide guidance on what to expect after insertion and how to check the IUD strings.

Benefits Beyond Contraception

Menstrual Relief

Hormonal IUDs can reduce menstrual cramps and make periods lighter. In some cases, periods may stop altogether.

Non-Contraceptive Medical Uses

IUDs, especially hormonal ones, can be used to treat conditions like endometriosis or heavy menstrual bleeding.

Potential Side Effects and Considerations

Initial Discomfort

Some women may experience pain during and after the insertion, though this often subsides with time.

Irregular Periods

Especially with hormonal IUDs, the menstrual cycle might become irregular initially.


Rarely, the IUD might get expelled from the uterus. It's essential to check the IUD strings regularly.

Debunking IUD Myths


IUDs can move to other parts of the body. Truth: While rare, they can move but only within the pelvic region.


IUDs, especially hormonal ones, can be used to treat conditions like endometriosis or heavy menstrual bleeding.

Innovations in IUD Technology

Size and Design Variations

Newer models are being designed to cater to a wider range of anatomies and needs.

Enhanced Materials

Advances in materials used for IUDs may reduce side effects and enhance comfort

Emotional and Mental Health Aspects

Making a contraceptive decision can be laden with emotions and anticipations. Our team at Women's Health Group is here to provide support, ensuring that you feel heard, understood, and cared for throughout the process.

The choice of birth control is an intricate interplay of individual needs, medical considerations, and personal preferences. At Women’s Health Group, we stand by the philosophy of empowering women with knowledge, offering them the best of medical innovation, and walking alongside them in their reproductive health journey. IUDs, with their impressive efficacy and long-term protection, are a testament to how far we’ve come in contraception. Under Dr. Awad’s guidance, our commitment remains unwavering: to ensure that every woman feels supported, informed, and in control of her reproductive choices. Your health, your body, your choice – we’re here to illuminate the path every step of the way.