Font Size
A
A
A

Emergency Contraception (cont.)

Emergency Intrauterine Device

The IUD used for emergency contraception is the Copper T 380A IUD (ParaGard). It can be inserted up to 5 days after unprotected sexual intercourse but should be inserted as soon as possible. The IUD can be removed after your next menstrual period, when it is confirmed that you are not pregnant. You can use the IUD for long-term birth control. The copper IUD can be left in place for up to 10 years for contraception, and it is a reversible form of birth control. Planned Parenthood cites emergency IUD insertion as being 99.9% effective.

After IUD insertion, you may wish to have someone drive you home and to rest afterwards. IUDs should only be inserted and removed by health care professionals. The costs associated with a ParaGard IUD generally are about $400 for exam, IUD, and insertion. This type of IUD can be left in place for up to 10 years.

Medical Author:
Medical Editor:
Medical Editor:
Medical Editor:

Must Read Articles Related to Emergency Contraception

Birth Control Methods
Birth Control FAQs The practice of birth control is as old as human existence. Your choice of birth control method involves factors such as how easy it is to use, safety, risks, c...learn more >>
Birth Control
Birth Control Overview The practice of birth control is as old as human existence. Today, the voluntary control of fertility is of paramount importance to modern society.learn more >>
Sexual Assault
Sexual Assault Rape is sex that you don't agree to, while sexual assault or abuse is any type of sexual activity that a person does not agree to. In the U.S., one in six women...learn more >>




Read What Your Physician is Reading on Medscape

Contraception »

The practice of contraception is as old as human existence.

Read More on Medscape Reference »


Medical Dictionary