Planned Parenthood Arizona, Inc.

IUD at a Glance

  • Small "T-shaped" device inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy
  • Safe, effective, and long lasting
  • Must be inserted by a health care provider
  • Lasts three, five or 12 years, depending on the type you choose
  • When the IUD is removed, you can become pregnant

Birth Control Implants at a Glance

  • A matchstick-sized rod that is inserted in the arm to prevent pregnancy
  • Safe, effective, and convenient
  • Must be inserted by a health care provider
  • Lasts up to three years
  • When the implant is removed, you can become pregnant

Birth control allows us to prevent pregnancy and plan the timing of pregnancy.

All of us who need birth control want to find the method that is best for us. And each of us has different needs when choosing a method. If you are trying to choose, learning about each method may help you make your decision. There are 14 common forms of birth control, and we are experts in all of them. Only you can decide what is best for you. And we are here to help.