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Chapter 21:How to insert an IUD

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The intrauterine device (IUD) is a small device made of plastic, or plastic and copper, that is put inside the womb to prevent pregnancy. A string hangs off the end of the IUD and out of the cervix.

two types of IUD:
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a T-shaped device in a woman's womb, with a string hanging out of the cervix.
the Copper T the Multiload This is what a womb and an IUD
would look like if you could see
them inside a woman's body.