Archive for IUD

How long after getting an IUD do I have to wait to start having sex again?

IUDs (Intrauterine Devices) are long term, reversible methods of birth control used to effectively reduce the risk of pregnancy. An IUD is a T-shaped device that rests in the uterus.  There are two types of IUDs: Hormonal & Non hormonal.

The Hormonal IUD works by releasing hormones to thicken 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, all hormonal forms of birth control (including the Hormonal IUD) take 1 week before they become effective.  During this 1 week a person should use a backup method like abstinence or condoms.

Remember, IUDs do not reduce the risk of STIs. Only condoms and dental dams reduce the risk of STIs.

If you have more questions or want to make an appointment at Teen Clinic give us a call at 303-442-5160.

How much is an IUD for a 16 year old teen?

Great question!

Teen Clinic charges are based on a sliding scale. For example:

If you are 17 and under:

  • You can receive services on a donation basis! This means you will not be charged for your services, and donations are greatly appreciated, but not required.

If you are 18 or 19:

  • You can receive services for on a donation basis or for a low cost.

This also includes all birth control, including the IUD

Teen Clinic also accepts insurance, but it is not required.  Make sure you talk with the person scheduling your appointment about payment options!

You can always give us a call at Teen Clinic if you have any questions. 303-442-5160.