……Its a non-hormonal IUD, so would she still be protected (99%) from pregnancy?
There are two types of IUDs: Hormonal & Non hormonal. The Hormonal IUD works by releasing hormones to prevent ovulation – the process where the ovaries release an egg – and thickening the cervical mucus.
The Hormonal IUD is 99% effective in reducing the risk of pregnancy and lasts up to 3 or 5 years! Non Hormonal IUDs are made of copper which makes it hard for sperm to survive.
The Non Hormonal IUD contains no hormones, but is also 99% effective in preventing pregnancy for up to 10 years.
The Non Hormonal IUD is effective right away, however, as soon as it is removed pregnancy is possible. After someone has their IUD removed they should use a back up method ( like abstinence, or condoms) or consider a different form of birth control.
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