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.
We are once again offering all services in both our Raleigh and Holly Springs locations. As always, our patient’s health and safety are a top priority, especially during this challenging time. Our office is taking several steps to ensure all Federal, State, and Local safety measures are adhered to. This includes:
If you have an appointment and have COVID-19, have symptoms of COVID-19, or are concerned you may have been exposed to COVID-19 within the past 21 days, please call our office at 919-788-4444 for instructions. We may reschedule, adjust, or convert your visit to telehealth.
Our office supports the vaccinating of all patients against COVID-19, including pregnant and lactating women. For more information please visit the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) or the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS).
For questions or concerns regarding COVID-19 symptoms, testing, vaccinations, or updates, please visit the NCDHHS or call the UNC Helpline at 888-850-2684.
For latest developments including COVID-19 vaccine information: