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What is the best IUD?
Each IUD has a number of years for which it's proven to be effective. Mirena and Kyleena are approved for up to five years, Liletta and Skyla are approved for up to three years, and ParaGard is approved for up to 10 years.
What is the difference between IUDs?
The main difference between the two types of IUDs is that one type releases hormones and the other doesn't. In addition to blocking sperm from reaching the egg, hormonal IUDs thicken cervical mucus, thin the uterine lining, and prevent ovulation. Each type of IUD works for a different length of time.
Do IUDs make you gain weight?
Hormonal IUDs also list weight gain as a possible side effect. However, according to the Mirena website, fewer than 5 percent of women using it experience weight gain. If you choose to use an IUD, your doctor will have to insert it. You should regularly check to make sure the device is still in place.