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An IUD is a small, T-shaped device that’s put into your uterus to prevent pregnancy. It is 99.9% effective against pregnancy, however, it does NOT prevent STDs. There are two kinds: copper and hormonal. Copper is non-hormonal and lasts for 10 years, while the hormonal STD lasts for 5 years. Another factor to consider is that a copper IUD may increase your period flow up to the first three cycles after insertion. The hormonal IUD may decrease period flow, or cause it to stop completely. Insertion feels different for everyone. Generally it is an uncomfortable sensation, though the process only takes 5-10 minutes.