The Contraceptive Patch and Intra-Uterine Device
THESE DO NOT PROTECT AGAINST SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES
Most birth control methods do not protect against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), nor is there any birth control that is 100% reliable in preventing pregnancy.
INTRA-UTERINE DEVICE (IUD)
The IUD is an object that is placed inside the uterus by a physician
HOW IT WORKS:
Does not prevent ovulation. It’s presence in the uterus and the hormone progesterone it releases alters the fluids in the womb and the lining of the womb. The presence of the IUD irritates the lining of the womb thus making it inhospitable to a new human life. The newly conceived baby cannot attach to the wall of the womb and is aborted.
Feel free to call the Pregnancy Counseling Center to speak with someone from our medical staff who would be glad to inform you of side effects and answer your questions. 818.895.2500
THE CONTRACEPTIVE PATCH
Acts in a similar way to the pill. Releases a combination of estrogen and progesterone through the skin. The Food and Drug Administration has cautioned women that the patch carries a higher risk of blood clots than birth control pills.
CALL 911 OR CONTACT YOUR HEALTH PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF:
You experience any of the following: Shortness of breath; sudden abdominal, arm, or chest pain; severe headache; sudden vision changes (blurred or seeing double); skin or eye jaundice; depression; leg pain or swelling.