Intrauterine System (IUS)

An intrauterine system is a small, T-shaped plastic device that contains progestogen. It’s inserted into your womb by a specially trained health professional.The IUS is a long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) method. Once it's in place, it works for five years, so you don't have to think about contraception every day or each time you have sex.
The IUS releases a progestogen hormone into the womb, which:
It's more than 99% effective.
Like the IUD, it can be taken out at any time by a specially trained health professional, and your fertility quickly returns to normal. The IUS can make your periods lighter, shorter or stop altogether, so it may help women who have heavy or painful periods.
The IUS can be used by women who can't use combined contraception (such as the combined pill), for example, those who have migraines.
Once the IUS is in place, you don't have to think about contraception every day or each time you have sex.
Some women may experience mood swings, skin problems or breast tenderness, and there's a small risk of getting an infection after it's inserted.
Using condoms as well as the IUS you'll help to protect yourself against sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
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