The intrauterine device (IUD), is a birth control device placed into a woman’s uterus by a health care provider. It is usually made of plastic or metal with a string attached. There are 2 types of IUDs. A copper IUD can stay in the uterus for up to 10 years. IUDs that contain the female hormone progesterone can stay in place up to 5 years. The IUD prevents pregnancy by changing the physical environment of the reproductive tract. These changes appear to prevent the egg from being fertilized or implanting and growing in the uterus.
Ask your provider for more information about the IUD or you may visit their websites and/or ask for their patient brochures at your next visit to our office. Also, contact your insurance company to obtain payment information and ask about any potential authorization requirements. Our office offers the following IUDs: Mirena (Mirena IUD), Skyla, Kyleena, Liletta and the hormone free Paragard (Paragard IUD).
Our Patient Portal will allow meaningful patient engagement with a variety of tools, empowering our patients to better manage their health care.
*New patients must register with our office before using the patient portal.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, our policies and restrictions are being updated frequently.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms or you are concerned that you may have been exposed to COVID-19, call the UNC helpline at 1-888-850-2684 before visiting our office, an urgent care location, hospital, or emergency room.
Please reschedule your appointment if you have COVID-19 symptoms or are concerned that you may have been exposed to COVID-19. This can be done through your patient portal or by calling our office at 919-788-4444.
As a courtesy to our patients and staff in order to reduce the risk of exposure, we are STRONGLY DISCOURAGING VISITORS at this time. We request that PATIENTS attend appointments ALONE or with ONE HEALTHY ADULT support person IF NECESSARY.
With some schools being released, we ask that you PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT to arrange childcare to reduce exposure. We will be happy to reschedule your appointment to accommodate this request.
Please visit the CDC and NCDHHS websites for the latest developments.