Emergency Contraception (cont.)
Omnia M Samra, MD
Bryan D Cowan, MD
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Lee P Shulman, MD
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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.
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