8 Things You Need to Know About the Newest Kind of Birth Control

For the women, who don’t want to get pregnant again, there seem to be no shortage of options. The FDA has recently approved a new intrauterine device (IUD) called Kyleena. It is different from all the products available in the market at present. Here are all the features of this newbie, >


It uses hormones to prevent pregnancy

This T-shaped plastic device, once inserted, slowly releases levonorgestrel. This same ingredient is used in Plan B and some Oral Contraceptives. They thicken the mucus in the cervix and stop the sperm from reaching your eggs.


In some cases, it also stops eggs from leaving your ovaries and some women may stop getting their periods once this IUD is inserted.

It works like new for five years

You need not pop in a birth control pill or use a condom every time you’re having sex now. This IUD helps you lead a sex life without these contraceptives and it works for five years. You need to get it replaced after five years.

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