PILL-FREE BIRTH CONTROL
KYLEENA IUD IS LOW MAINTENANCE,
PILL-FREE BIRTH CONTROL
Kyleena IUD is a different kind of birth control option. Kyleena is a hormone-releasing IUD (intrauterine device) that prevents pregnancy for up to 5 years. After your healthcare provider places the Kyleena IUD, you should make sure that it is in place with a monthly thread check. Within 4 to 6 weeks of placement, you should return for a follow-up visit to check that your Kyleena IUD is placed properly.
What is the Kyleena IUD?
KYLEENA™ IUD IS A DIFFERENT KIND OF BIRTH CONTROL OPTION.
IT’S AS EFFECTIVE AS THE PILL, BUT UNLIKE THE PILL,
YOU DON’T HAVE TO REMEMBER TO TAKE IT EVERY DAY.
In a study of over 4,500 women around the world, including 500 American women aged 21–29 years who take a daily birth control pill, 82% of American women reported* forgetting to take it at least once in the past 12 months.†
Kyleena IUD is a hormone-releasing IUD that prevents pregnancy for up to 5 years.
What is the Kyleena IUD
An IUD (short for intrauterine device) is a small, T-shaped device that is made of soft, flexible plastic and is smaller than you think. Insertion of an IUD by your healthcare provider is a nonsurgical procedure, and it typically takes just a few minutes to place it in your uterus. Once in place, it can provide up to 5 years of continuous pregnancy prevention. IUDs are reversible, and can be removed by your healthcare provider at any time, so you can try to get pregnant right away.
IUD’S ARE RECOMMENDED AS EFFECTIVE, REVERSIBLE BIRTH CONTROL BY THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS:
- The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
- American Medical Association (AMA)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
With Kyleena IUD, you get:
- Birth control that’s over 99% effective for each year of use 98.5% effective over 5 years
- The smallest 5-year IUD
- Continuous low dose of hormones
- Up to 5 years of nonstop pregnancy prevention
- Birth control that can be used whether or not you’ve had a baby
- No daily pills to think about taking
- No monthly refills or trips to the pharmacy
You should make sure Kyleena is in place with a monthly thread check. Your healthcare provider can show you how.
Kyleena is FDA-approved and is available by prescription only.
Where the Kyleena IUD goes:
Kyleena is placed in your uterus by your healthcare provider. Placement involves a nonsurgical procedure that takes just a few minutes. In 4 to 6 weeks, you should return to your healthcare provider for a follow-up visit.
Everyone is different, and some women may experience discomfort, dizziness, or spotting during and after placement. These symptoms should go away shortly. If they don’t, contact your healthcare provider.
Effectiveness of the Kyleena IUD:
Kyleena IUD is one of the most effective methods of birth control. It’s over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy for each year of use, and 98.6% effective over 5 years.
SOME COMMON SIDE EFFECTS INCLUDE:
Pain, bleeding, or dizziness during and after placement. If these symptoms do not stop 30 minutes after placement, Kyleena may not have been placed correctly. Your healthcare provider will examine you to see if Kyleena needs to be removed or replaced.
Expulsion. Kyleena may come out by itself. This is called expulsion. Expulsion occurs in about 4 out of 100 women. You may become pregnant if Kyleena comes out. If you think that Kyleena has come out, use a back-up birth control method like condoms and spermicide, and call your healthcare provider.
Cysts on the ovary. About 22 out of 100 women using Kyleena develop a cyst on the ovary. These cysts usually disappear on their own in two to three months. However, cysts can cause pain and sometimes need surgery.
If you experience any of these side effects or want more information, talk to your healthcare provider.
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