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Can you get pregnant with an iud?

It’s really unlikely that you’ll get pregnant if you have an IUD. That’s because the stats are on your side: IUDs are more than 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. That means only one person out of 100 with an IUD will get pregnant each year — perhaps even less.

This is part of the reason so many people are switching to IUDs. Plus, they’re really convenient birth control. Once it’s in, you don’t need to do anything. And IUDs protect you from getting pregnant for between 3 and 12 years!

If you do get pregnant with an IUD, you’ll need to have the IUD removed ASAP. Let your doctor or nurse know right away since there’s a higher risk of ectopic pregnancy with the IUD.

-Emily at Planned Parenthood 


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