There’s a lot of medical misinformation out there, especially when it comes to women’s health.

Myths about birth control — including intrauterine devices (IUDs) — cause unnecessary stress. These myths may even cause some people to avoid birth control altogether, which can negatively affect their physical and mental health, sex life, and more.

While there are quite a few scary myths about them, the truth is that IUDs are not only a safe form of birth control but also one of the most effective. Plus, certain IUDs may help reduce bleeding and make periods shorter in people who experience heavy periods.

There’s a lot to consider when choosing a birth control method, so it’s understandable if you’re still on the fence about getting an IUD. 

Hopefully, by busting common IUD myths and giving you the facts, we can help you make the best decision for your health.