Hormonal IUD

An IUD is a device that is inserted into the uterus and can remain in place anywhere from 3 to 10 years depending on the type. Hormonal IUD’s work by killing sperm cells when they reach the uterus.

  • Effectiveness

    99% effective

  • Potential Side Effects

    Spotting, especially during the first 3 to 6 months. Although rare, some experience headaches, moodiness, cramping, spotting or acne.

  • STI Prevention

    No protection against STIs. Remember to use a barrier method too, like a condom to protect yourself.

  • Hormone Free

    Mirena (14 mcg/day) – 5 years

    Kyleena (9 mcg/day) – 5 years

    Jaydess (6 mcg/day) – 3 years

    All contain progestin

  • Accessibility

    Requires insertion by a healthcare professional, in a non-surgical procedure. There is no charge for insertion if you have a BC Care Card.

  • Cost

    Hormonal IUD varies depending on the type from:

    $300 – $500

    IUDs are cheaper in the long run compared to birth control pill, patch or ring

  • Health Benefits

    Lighter periods

    Less painful periods

    Protection against some cancers