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Birth Control Intrauterine Devices (IUDs) (cont.)

Copper IUDs

The copper IUD is the most commonly used type of IUD worldwide. It can be left in the body for up to 10 years. It can be removed at any time if a woman wishes to become pregnant or if she does not want to use it anymore.

The arms of this IUD contain some copper, which is slowly released into the uterus.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/27/2014
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