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Q. Can intrauterine device be effective for more than 10 years?

Answered by
Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 27, 2022

Hi doctor,

My fiance has been using a copper IUD (intrauterine device) for the last five years. Is it effective for 8 to 12 years? Since IUD is a effective form of birth control with only a 99 % success rate of working, I do pull out method as a precautionary measure. For now, I do not want kids. She prefers pull out on ovulation days and do not want pull out on non-ovulation days and asks me to go inside her. Please help.

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Hello,

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IUD is the most effective and safest contraceptive for 10 years but varies depending on the manufacturer. Pull out method during ovulation should be 100 % effective.


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