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Is it true that the IUD is better than injectable contraception?

Basically, all contraceptives have advantages and disadvantages, depending on the needs of each individual. It is very good to explore the characteristics and risk factors that the mother has before choosing a contraceptive device to use.

The IUD is often considered better because it tends to be practical. While the advantages of using injectable contraception are that it helps prevent cancer of the uterine lining, uterine fibroids, and protection against pelvic inflammatory disease. Which is the best? adjust as needed. Here are the pluses and minuses of each contraceptive.

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IUD

The intrauterine device (IUD) or IUD is a type of non-hormonal contraception made of plastic and is shaped like a coin, which is inserted into the uterus through the vagina and cervix by a trained health worker.

The IUD strings hang from the cervix into the vaginal canal, but do not come out of the vagina. Most mothers feel some discomfort or cramping during this procedure, but this condition is still fairly normal.

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These plastic and copper devices work by keeping sperm from moving, so they can’t reach the egg. It should be noted, before IUD insertion is whether the mother is exposed to or has a very high risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection (STI), because it can cause pelvic inflammatory disease.

Another side effect of the IUD is, because this contraceptive causes more menstruation, sometimes the mother can experience anemia if the mother’s iron reserves are low. Also, the IUD is a form of contraception that has long-term protection against pregnancy for up to 10 years.

The special advantage of the IUD is that it can help protect against uterine cancer. Many people like the IUD because it is effective in preventing pregnancy, does not affect milk volume, and can be inserted immediately after delivery.

3 Monthly Injectable KB

3-month injection contraceptive (DMPA) is a type of hormonal contraception . Mothers come every 3 months or 12 weeks to get injections by health workers. This injection contains the hormone progestin.

Progestins make the mucus around the cervix thick, thus preventing sperm from meeting the egg. This hormone also stops the release of eggs from the ovaries (ovulation). This method is not recommended for mothers who are breastfeeding babies less than 6 weeks old, have a history of high blood pressure, obesity, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, or breast cancer.

The side effect that can be caused by using this contraceptive is a change in menstrual patterns. For example, irregular menstruation or elongated in the first 3 months, menstrual rarely, can not occurred within 1 year, headaches, dizziness, weight gain, bloating or discomfort, mood swings, and decreased sexual desire.

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The advantages of using 3-month injection contraception are that it helps prevent cancer of the uterine lining and uterine fibroids, protects against pelvic inflammatory disease, prevents anemia due to iron deficiency, and reduces symptoms of endometriosis.

In fact, the choice of contraceptive device needs to be adjusted according to the mother’s condition, such as whether the mother has iron deficiency anemia or a history of other diseases. Although the IUD is considered superior, of course, injectable contraceptives will also be more recommended for certain conditions.

Discussing with the doctor to choose the right type of contraception is the best way for the comfort of the mother and partner. If you want to know more about contraception and the pros and cons of each, don’t hesitate to contact your doctor via the app ! To do this, simply download the application via Google Play or the App Store. Through the Contact Doctor feature you can choose to chat via Video / Voice Call or Chat .

* This article was published on SKATA