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Hormonal (levonorgestrel) Intrauterine Devices (IUDs)

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Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic

A hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) is a small device made of flexible plastic with a hormone called levonorgestrel that is placed inside the uterus by a family doctor or nurse practitioner and used to prevent pregnancy. This pamphlet explains how it works, the pros and cons, what will happen when the IUD is inserted, movement or loss of the IUD, and removal. 

This pamphlet is also available in French: FF85-2019
Dispositif hormonal intra-utérin (avec lévonorgestrel)

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