Pros And Cons Of The IUD

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The IUD, which stands for intrauterine device, is a small t-shaped device that is

professionally inserted into the woman’s uterus in order to prevent pregnancy. It is

widely used throughout Europe and other industrialized countries, yet usage in the United

States lags behind. This is surprising since the US has one of the highest unintended

pregnancy rates of these industrialized countries, indicating that better birth control

methods are of need (Hubacher et al., 2001). I combined research with interviews in

order to gain a more robust understanding of why the IUD is not more commonly used or

even understood by American women, despite being more effective than the two leading

methods of birth control: the male condom and the pill.
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