Intrauterine devices are a hassle-free method of birth control with few side effects.
However, improper insertion of an IUD can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease and other infections.
IUDs should be inserted by a trained professional who will minimize your risk for complications.
A diaphragm is a rubber sphere with rigid edges that shields the cervix. Used with spermicide, it prevents sperm from reaching the uterus after intercourse.
Diaphragms should be fitted by a trained professional who will ensure its proper placement.