A birth control IUD is highly effective-96%-99.9%-in keeping conception from occurring and is eminently reversible. Upon removal of the IUD from her uterus a woman is able to conceive. Of course, as with any attempt to achieve pregnancy, timing is everything. Those women who choose to use an IUD as a birth control IUD don't have to wait any amount of time for their systems to readjust and return to the systematic monthly cycle of egg release, uterine wall build up in preparation for possible implantation by a fertilized egg since the process has been going on the entire time they had the IUD in place.
An IUD is a small t-shaped device which is inserted into a woman's uterus. The IUD must initially be placed by a health care professional and comes in two varieties. The flexible plastic device contains either copper or hormones and can last from one year to, in the case of the copper IUD, twelve years before replacement is necessary.
There are two strings that hang from the carefully installed IUD down into the woman's vagina and it's advisable to check from time to time (usually best if done after a newly completed period) to make sure that it's situated where it is supposed to be.
It's generally recommended that the birth control IUD be used by someone in a monogamous, stable relationship as opposed to someone engaging in sex with multiple partners. There is a lowered risk of infection when one is with one person as opposed to many. In the 1970's there were problems associated with a certain type of IUD that was subsequently removed from the market and today serious complications from IUD use are rare.
Birth control IUD predominantly works by preventing the fertilization of the egg and occasionally by keeping a fertilized egg from implanting in the prepared wall of the uterus. That is works is indisputable however the exact mechanics behind it successful functioning are unknown. It's felt that IUD prevents sperm and eggs from meeting by either immobilizing the sperm on their way to the fallopian tubes and/or by changing the uterine lining making it impossible for an egg to implant itself.
IUD cost varies depending on whether the procedure is done through a family planning group such as Planned Parenthood or done by a private physician. The IUD cost of the copper device can vary from $250-$750 while the progesterone filled device can run from $250-$400. Another factor in IUD cost revolves around the frequency with which each must be replaced. The progesterone IUD doesn't last nearly as long as the copper and over time would incur more expense. There may be additional IUD cost incurred if the physician charges a separate insertion and removal fee. Some health insurance plans cover the IUD cost it pays to check around before deciding which group should insert the device.
The choice of which contraceptive device to choose is a very personal one. Many people don't want to have to think much about it and prefer to go the route of such a device as the IUD. It's in place and as long as it doesn't get displaced sexual intimacy can be spontaneous and uncluttered with the practicalities of inserting birth control measure right when romance is all one wants to think about.