4. An intrauterine device (IUD or coil) is a small, often T-shaped birth control device that is inserted into a woman's uterus to prevent pregnancy. IUDs are one form of long-acting reversible birth control. This device is inserted into the vagina by a healthcare specialist and it will last for 10-12 years. The effectiveness rate of IUD's are more then 99 percent and the the price to get one is 150-250 dollars.
Advantages: It is highly effective, with a 98-99 percent success rate over five years of IUD use, It can be used by almost any woman including nulliparous, Its action lasts for ten years if it is not removed in between, The onset of action is immediate, It is independent of sexual activity, It doesn’t interfere with intercourse, It is suitable for lactating women, Fertility returns promptly on discontinuation, It can be used by women who are on any type of medication, It is not associated with cancer of any organ unlike hormonal contraception, It does not cause weight gain, It does not usually affect mood or sex drive
Disadvantages: No protection against STI's or STD's,