Ready for low-stress birth control?
An IUD or contraceptive implant may be just right for you.
They're safe, easily reversible, and 99% effective for years.
Visit our nearby Seaside health center to learn more.
About IUDs and Implants
An IUD (or IUC) is an intrauterine contraceptive, a small, T-shaped device that's put into your uterus to prevent pregnancy. We offer Mirena and Paragard brands.
A contraceptive implant is a thin plastic rod that's placed discreetly under the skin of your upper arm. We offer Nexplanon brand.
IUDs and implants are highly effective. Fewer than 1 out of 100 women a year become pregnant using an IUD. And, you can have it removed at any time at a health center.
Most of our patients pay little or nothing for IUDs and implants. They're usually covered in full by insurance. And they're free-of-charge if you're covered by Medi-Cal and Family Pact.
If you are paying out-of-pocket, the cost varies. It will be a few hundred dollars, depending on the device.
Free or reduced-cost services may be available, depending on where you live and your income level. Call us. We'll help you find financial assistance and estimate your cost.
Note: IUDs do not protect against sexually transmitted infections. In order to protect yourself against sexually transmitted infections, also use a condom during intercourse.
Mirena is a plastic IUC that releases a small amount of the synthetic hormone progestin to prevent sperm from reaching the cervix.
- Effectiveness at preventing pregnancy: 99.9%
- Lasts for up to 5 years
Paragard is an IUC made of copper
- Contains no hormones
- 98% effective in preventing pregnancy
- Last for up to 12 years
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