10 Facts That Few People Know About Contraceptives

6. The Use of an IUD Has Drastically Increased

Long-acting forms of contraception such as IUDs have also increased in terms of use and popularity in the past few years. Unlike tubal ligation or sterilization, intrauterine devices are still reversible, although as its name implies, these are quite long-wearing. Depending on the type or brand of IUD, these can last anywhere from three to 10 years

10 Facts That Few People Know About Contraceptives
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An IUD works by preventing the sperm from fertilizing the egg or even implanting itself in the uterus. In essence, these IUDs mainly change the way sperm cells move. These are placed in your uterus and can be taken out when needed. 

Apart from its effectivity, which is instant, part of its increased appeal is that these require absolutely no maintenance, thereby being more fuss-free compared to birth control pills or even patches. These only need to be inserted by a medical professional. They can also be changed years later down the road as necessary.