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Birth Control?

An IUD or Implant may be just right for you.

What is an IUD?

An IUD is a tiny device that's inserted in your body to prevent pregnancy. It's long-term, reversible, and one of the most effective birth control methods out there.

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Appointments that work for you.

Same-day, weekend, and evening appointments are often available and have health centers conveniently located near you. 

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With or without insurance.

Planned Parenthood Northern California provides affordable, high-quality care—whether you have insurance or not. We can help find the right IUD for you. So make an appointment online today!

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How Does an IUD Work as Birth Control?

How Does an IUD Work as Birth Control?

"IUD" stands for intrauterine device, and it's one of the most effective kinds of birth control you can get. A doctor inserts a little IUD into your uterus, and then you’re protected from pregnancy for years. IUDs are super convenient and mistake­-proof: you get it and forget it. Your IUD can be removed any time you want, and your ability to get pregnant quickly returns.