IUD Insertions & Removals

Intrauterine Device (IUD)

Yes we do IUDs.

We can talk about IUDs, put in IUDs, take out IUDs, replace IUDs.

We are approved members of RAICE as a Rapid Access IUC Centre of Excellence! We offer timely access to IUD’s (usually under a week) and insert/remove a high number of them (usually 6-8 a week). We are also approved as a focused practice so anyone can visit us, even if they have another family Physician.

What is an IUD?

IUDs are T-shaped devices that over 150 million women world-wide have trusted as the most effective form of birth control.

Depending on which IUD you choose – it can provide birth control for 3, 5 or even 10 years. There are 2 main types of IUDs (also referred to as IUCs sometimes) available in Canada:  Hormonal and Non-Hormonal IUDs.

Hormonal IUDs: Levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) … rolls right off the tongue right?

In Canada there are 3 brands available (Jaydess, Kyleena or Mirena) ranging from 3 to 5 years in duration and varying in amount of the progestin hormone. We can help you decide which one is best suited for you. The Mirena is also fully covered by OHIP+.

Copper IUDs: Copper-releasing Intrauterine Device (Cu-IUD)
Well actually you won’t see it at all! This extremely effective HORMONE FREE form of contraception is very affordable and very effective. Various companies make copper IUDs – of various sizes and durations (3 years, 5 years to even 10 years).

The IUD alphabet war can be confusing and intimidating…(IUC, IUD, the T, LNG-IUD, Cu-IUD) – but if you are interested – book an IUD consult with us and we can help you decide which of these devices would best suit you!

Read more here: https://www.sexandu.ca/contraception/hormonal-contraception/#tc4