Highly effective, reversible contraception
  • >99% effective at preventing pregnancy; efficacy does not appear to vary by parity, race, or body mass index (BMI)
  • Can be removed by a provider at any time
  • Does not appear to alter the course of female fertility after removal
Effective at treating heavy menstrual bleeding
  • The majority of women achieve a significant reduction in menstrual blood loss within 3 to 6 months
  • Many women also experience amenorrhea (no bleeding or spotting)
Same-day insertion is possible
  • Can be inserted at any time, including the same day as the initial visit to the clinic (providing the patient is not pregnant or immediately post-partum)