Everything you wanted to know aboutIUDsandthe Implant.In totally human language. Low maintenance, easy, and without the B.S.
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“a whoops proof”
“a flexible”
“an invisible”
“a low or no hormone”
“a hormone balancing”
birth control.
IUDs and the Implant are the most low maintenance methods out there (and they’re 99% effective). Best part is, they work without you doing a thing. Just get it and forget it.
HOW IUDS WORK

The tiny, t-shaped IUD is placed safely in your uterus, giving you ninja sperm protection by messing up the way sperm move, so they can’t reach your eggs.

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HOW THE IMPLANT WORKS

The discreet, matchstick-sized Implant fits in your arm and releases hormones to keep you from releasing eggs. (Also blocks sperm where it counts.)

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IUDin your uterus

HOW IUDS WORK

The tiny, t-shaped IUD is placed safely in your uterus, giving you ninja sperm protection by messing up the way sperm move, so they can’t reach your eggs.

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How does it feel to get an IUD?

DARIA, 20
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Q&A WITH REAL WOMEN
Q:How soon does the IUD start working?
BRIANNA, 20
A:The no-hormone IUD starts working right away! For low-hormone IUDs, it works right away if it’s placed within 7 days after the start of your period…
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“The idea of just not having to think about anything…is great.”

RUCHIKA, 27
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IMPLANTin your arm

HOW THE IMPLANT WORKS

The discreet, matchstick-sized Implant fits in your arm and releases hormones to keep you from releasing eggs. (Also blocks sperm where it counts.)

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AJ describes what getting the Implant was like for his girlfriend.

AJ, 23
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Fact or fiction: the Implant conspiracy

E, 26
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Q&A WITH REAL WOMEN
Q:How soon does the Implant start working?
ZOE, 23
A:The implant is effective right away if you get it during the first 5 days of your period. Otherwise, use a back-up method for the first 7 days after you get it.
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IUDs and the Implant are committed to you and your everyday life. Plus, they work for 1, 2 or 3+ years–you can get it taken out whenever you want.
IUDS: READY, SET, GO!

A health care provider can place your IUD in as little as 1 minute. i.e. In the time it takes to get your bikini line waxed, you could have 24/7 protection.

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THE IMPLANT: READY, SET, GO!

It takes just a few minutes to get the Implant inserted by a health care provider. 1 appointment for around-the-clock- protection and a little more peace of mind.

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IUDin your uterus

IUDS: READY, SET, GO!

A health care provider can place your IUD in as little as 1 minute. i.e. In the time it takes to get your bikini line waxed, you could have 24/7 protection.

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“Day through day, night through night, I’m covered.”

TABITHA, 20
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Q&A WITH REAL WOMEN
Q:How does it feel to have an IUD taken out?
TESS, 26
A:Getting an IUD removed may be a bit uncomfortable, but generally the procedure is easier, quicker, and less painful than getting the IUD inserted.
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Fact or Fiction: You can only get the IUD after you’ve had kids because it’ll make you infertile.

A, 20
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IMPLANTin your arm

THE IMPLANT: READY, SET, GO!

It takes just a few minutes to get the Implant inserted by a health care provider. 1 appointment for around-the-clock- protection and a little more peace of mind.

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Q&A WITH REAL WOMEN
Q:How does it feel to have an Implant taken out?
ANIYAH, 27
A:When you get the Implant taken out, it can be a little uncomfortable but nothing too sore, and it usually takes a couple of minutes.
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“It fits perfectly in my schedule... I don’t have to worry... and I know that it’s working”

ROSA, 21
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Q&A WITH REAL WOMEN
Q:How soon can I get pregnant after my Implant is taken out, if I decide that I wanna have kids?
VALERIA, 21
A:There may be a delay—many women get pregnant soon after stopping the Implant, so if that's not what you want, start using a different method immediately…
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IUDs and the Implant are totally discreet, which means it’s nobody’s business but yours. There’s also no interrupting the heat of the moment.
WHERE IUDs GO

The tiny but mighty IUD is inserted through your vagina all the way up into your uterus (where no man has gone before).

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WHERE THE IMPLANT GOES

The teeny Implant is inserted under the skin of your upper arm, which means it can be your little secret.

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IUDin your uterus

WHERE IUDs GO

The tiny but mighty IUD is inserted through your vagina all the way up into your uterus (where no man has gone before).

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Q&A WITH REAL WOMEN
Q:Can an IUD hurt my partner?
ELENA, 18
A:You may have heard that the IUD strings can hurt your partner while you're having sex, but most partners don’t even feel them...
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IT’S SMALLER THAN A TAMPON

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Q&A WITH REAL WOMEN
Q:Will it hurt to have sex when I have an IUD inside me?
JAYLA, 26
A:Some women may be a little bit sore immediately after their IUD is placed, but other than that, you’ll feel nothing (in a good way).
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IMPLANTin your arm

WHERE THE IMPLANT GOES

The teeny Implant is inserted under the skin of your upper arm, which means it can be your little secret.

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MINI LIKE A MATCHSTICK

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SECRETLY CHECK UP ON IT

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Q&A WITH REAL WOMEN
Q:Will the Implant show?
TAYLOR, 23
A:Not at all. Unless you're drawing attention to it by pressing on your arm, no one else should be able to see that it's there.
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IUDs come in 2 types: Low hormone and no hormone, which means less hormones being absorbed into your body and less chance they’ll mess with your mood, weight, skin, or sex drive.
LOW HORMONE IUD

The bit of hormone in this IUD can reduce cramps and make your period much lighter. (Some women's periods stop completely.)

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NO HORMONE IUD

100% hormone-free means it doesn’t alter your periods. It's made of plastic and a small amount of natural, safe copper.

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LOW HORMONE IUD

The bit of hormone in this IUD can reduce cramps and make your period much lighter. (Some women's periods stop completely.)

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NO HORMONE IUD

100% hormone-free means it doesn’t alter your periods. It's made of plastic and a small amount of natural, safe copper.

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THE SKINNYON SIDE EFFECTS

Low Hormone IUD

  • Hormones act locally in the uterus and don’t go through your whole body like the pill and ring.
  • The progesterone-only IUD has less hormonal side effects.
  • Many women experience lighter and shorter periods. Some even stop having their period all together.
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“I haven’t had any side effects with the IUD.”

COLLEEN, 32
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THE SKINNYON SIDE EFFECTS

No Hormone IUD

  • It’s the only super-effective non-hormonal birth control method around.
  • You feel the same because there is nothing synthetic in your body.
  • No hormonal side effects.
  • Some women feel heavier, longer, or crampier periods for the first few months. After 6 months, many women’s periods return to normal.
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The Implant contains hormones that give you full protection and some great perks for your body during that time of month.
PERKS OF THE IMPLANT

Helps women improve their PMS, depression, and symptoms from endometriosis. Also, most women have fewer and lighter periods. Bonus!

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THE IMPLANT IS A-OK

The implant is a safe alternative for women who can’t take estrogen. And it's safe for women who smoke and for women with hypertension and diabetes

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IMPLANTin your arm

THE IMPLANT IS A-OK

The implant is a safe alternative for women who can’t take estrogen. And it's safe for women who smoke and for women with hypertension and diabetes

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PERKS OF THE IMPLANT

Helps women improve their PMS, depression, and symptoms from endometriosis. Also, most women have fewer and lighter periods. Bonus!

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“I haven’t had a period in a year and a half.”

KYESHA, 29
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THE SKINNYON SIDE EFFECTS

Most Common Side Effect

  • Women can get irregular bleeding for the first 6-12 months and sometimes for the entire time they have the Implant. Every woman’s body is different and some women actually get no periods at all (which can be a major perk for some).
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“I don’t get anxiety, I don’t get mood swings anymore.”

ASHLEY, 19
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