Possible that you mean "IUD"'s? IUS is the abbreviation for "Intrauterine device". They are made of flexible plastic and contain either copper or a hormone and are placed in the uterus, where they can remain for several years. They need to be prescribed by a doc. The method isn't generally recommended for young women; there can be quite hefty side effects including infections and heavy menstruation.
it's a T-shaped plastic thingy about 3cm long that is folded up and inserted thru the cervix and unfolded in the uterus.
It works by irritating the uterine lining, making it an inhospitable place for an egg to implant. Sometimes, they have slow-dissolving copper wire that causes the irritation. Sometimes they have time-release progesterone, a hormone that prevents implantation.
IUDs aren't the most popular form of contraception 'cause they can cause severe cramping and hemmorhaging. And I have a cousin who is living proof that IUDs fail sometimes. Still, there are a few happy customers out there who can tell it better than i can.
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Hey im living proof that IUD's dont always work... my mum had one when she got pregnant with me. but thenagain shes never had much luck with contraception. When my older sister was conceived they were using a condom same as with my younger brother and with my older brother my dad was apparently sterile from the tests done because of the radiation therapy ( or wateva it is with cancer treatment) ........ so contraceptions dont always work. yep just thought id add that seemed appropriate for the discussion.
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