Newest IUD Guidlines from ACOG and What They Mean for Patients
- An IUD may be inserted immediately after a miscarriage in the first or second trimester, on the same day as a surgical abortion, and immediately after a medication-induced abortion, and on the same day as first-trimester or second-trimester induced or spontaneous abortion.
- Women do not need to take an antibiotic routinely just for IUD insertion, so less likelihood of getting a yeast infection just to get your IUD
- You can get your IUDs at any time during the menstrual cycle, and insertion is no more difficult one day verses the other
- You can get your IUD and your yearly sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during a single visit
- Women with a history of ectopic pregnancies can safely use the IUDs.
- It is not necessary to remove an IUD or implant before its expiration date in women who are menopausal
- If you have a reason to have a cervical or uterine biopsy it can be done around the IUD and your IUD would not need to be removed.