Everything You Need To Know About Kyleena, The New IUD

There’s a new hormonal IUD in town: Kyleena, the first device of its kind meant to offer long-lasting contraception to women who have never been pregnant.  Kyleena was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Monday and will be available in October, part of a new surge in IUD offerings in recent years: Skyla appeared in 2013 as the first FDA-approved IUD in 12 years, and Liletta was approved in 2015.  IUDs are a common form of long-acting reversible contraception, or LARCs, that last for several years. The rapid development in the IUD market ― there are now five options total ― coincides with increasing usage rates of LARCs in general: About 7.2 percent of all women of reproductive age in the U.S. used LARCs like IUDs or contraceptive implants in 2013, a five-fold increase from 1.5 percent of women in 2002.   These IUDs ― short for intrauterine devices ― are small T-shaped objects inserted into a woman’s uterus to prevent pregnancy. The hormonal devices release a small amount of levonorgestrel, a synthetic hormone that prevents the release of the egg from the ovary and fertilization of the egg by sperm. It also thins the uterine lining to prevent any embryos from implanting and becoming a pregnancy. Kyleena joins the previously released IUDs Mirena, Skyla, Liletta and Paragard. Unlike the others, ParaGard does not release hormones to help prevent contraception. Instead, it’s made with co...
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