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Reasons Why Women Should Avoid Using IUDs For Birth Control

IUDs (Intrauterine Devices) are a very effective means of preventing pregnancy, but they have many risks.Copper IUD causes a local release of copper ions that alters the cervical mucus’ composition and the uterus lining. Both of these reduce the favourable conditions for a sperm to fertilize the egg.

Hormonal IUDs release progesterone with makes childbirth impossible.Doctors insert an intrauterine device (IUD) inside your uterus, and it can prevent conception for up to 10 years once it’s inside. However, some women have complained about how dangerous IUDs are, that’s why you have to discuss with your doctor before you think of inserting it.

Here are some risks a person might encounter;

Pelvic Inflammatory Infection

IUD increases your risk of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID),In the first 20 days following your inserting IUD, you are most likely to be infected, especially if you have many sexual partners.

Heavy bleeding

Some women bleed or spot between cycles. After getting an IUD, your period may return to normal in six months and some women tend to bleed so heavy which might times leads to the death of the person.

Ovarian cysts

The majority of ovarian cysts are harmless and have no symptoms. However, some may cause bloating, oedema, or lower abdominal pain. If there is a cyst rupture, a woman will experience sudden or severe pain.


The insertion of IUD in women can cause lightheadedness and fainting spells


Hormonal IUDs can also cause mood swings, deep depression and severe cramps.

You should see your doctor immediately, if you have these symptoms.

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