There are many different types of contraception to choose from. Intrauterine devices, also known IUDS, are a great contraceptive option for women looking for long-lasting birth control. IUDs are a great alternative to other hormonal birth control methods such as birth control pills, since they last for several years and don’t require you to take a daily pill or worry about monthly prescription refills. IUDs are placed by a gynecologist and can even be inserted during your routine pelvic exam.

Once in place, you should not be able to feel your IUD in the uterus. You can continue to use tampons as usual, and your sexual partner should not be able to feel it during sexual intercourse.

Great City Medical offers two types of IUDs: hormonal IUDs and copper IUDs.



Hormonal IUDs



We offer two types of hormonal IUDs, including Mirena and Skyla. They are both small, flexible plastic T-shaped systems that get inserted through the cervix and into the uterus. Two thin threads hang down from the plastic T but do not extend outside of the body. The threads can be used to perform a monthly thread check to ensure that the IUD is still properly in place.

Hormonal IUDs such as Mirena and Skyla slowly releasing a progestin hormone called levonorgestrel into your uterus, which causes a thickening of the cervical mucus, reduces sperm mobility and survival, and causes a thinning of the uterine lining. These IUDs do not contain any estrogen hormone. They can be used to reduce heavy menstrual bleeding in women who also want birth control. Other brand name IUDS that release levonorgestrel include Liletta, Skyle and Kyleena.

All types of IUDs protect against pregnancy, but they do not protect against HIV or other STDs. Women should avoid unprotected sex even while on birth control such as an IUD.

Both products can be removed at any time after insertion. If you’d like to become pregnant, most women are able to get pregnant within the first year of the IUD being removed. If you do not wish to become pregnant after having your IUD removed, it is recommended that you use other forms of birth control.


Mirena


Mirena is the number one prescribed IUD in the U.S. It provides 52 mg of levonorgestrel released slowly over time. It is effective for up to five years. In addition to being an effective birth control option, Mirena is also used to treat heavy menstrual flow and can reduce or stop your menstrual cycle for up to five years.


Skyla


Skyla is a popular choice and is effective for up to three years. It provides 13.5 mg of levonorgestrel released slowly over time. It may reduce or stop your menstrual cycle, but it is not as effective at this as Mirena due to a lower hormone dosage.


Copper IUDs



We offer one type of copper IUD, called Paragard, and it is the non-hormonal birth control option.

Paragard has been around for more than 30 years. Once inserted, it provides continuous pregnancy protection for up to 10 years.

Paragard is a soft, flexible plastic T shape that is wrapped in a thin layer of copper and has two thin threads that hang from the bottom but do not extend outside of the body.

You will likely continue to have a monthly menstrual cycle with the copper IUD. At first, your period may become heavier with increased spotting between cycles, but this should decrease over time.

Paragard can be removed at any time after insertion. If you’d like to become pregnant, most women are able to get pregnant within the first year of the IUD being removed. If you do not wish to become pregnant after having your IUD removed, it is recommended that you use other forms of birth control.


Potential side effects of IUDs


Hormonal IUDs such as Mirena, Syla, Liletta, and Kyleena may interact with drugs such as insulin, blood thinners, or steroids. Speak to your health care provider before starting a new birth control regimen.

Many women experience cramping and spotting immediately after IUD insertion, but these side effects should subside quickly.

The IUD device may become attached or go through the uterus. Other side effects might include increased risk of pelvic inflammatory disease, and temporary increased menstrual bleeding or spotting.

Pregnancy while using an IUD is exceedingly rare but possible. Correct use of an IUD is 99% effective at preventing pregnancies.


Speak with your gynecology provider today


Great City Medical in New York City has both hormonal and copper IUDs in stock. Our ob/gyns can insert an IUD as soon as your first visit, provided that it is covered by your insurance. Many insurance plans cover an IUD at little or no cost. IUD insertion can be completed in just a few minutes by your ob/gyn.


I was very pleased with this facility. I didn’t have to wait, the nurse and doctor were quite human (vs bureaucratic), and I felt seen and listened to.
Kim P.
Kim P.
17:59 17 Sep 21
It is great office with a best gynecologist Dr Yelena Tsyba
Simon L.
Simon L.
17:34 17 Sep 21
Both employees who attended me were very helpful and quick to assist me.
Caro O.
Caro O.
17:26 17 Sep 21
Great City Medical clinic helped me file my green card immigration medical exam form. The team is very knowledgeable and flexible. I scheduled my appointment within one week and got the report quickly. Due to some personal health issues, I had to update my report two days before the interview, and the team helped me correct the form with no extra cost within one day! I really appreciated it and highly recommended having your medical exam report done quickly and professionally with the Great City Medical team.
Hao W.
Hao W.
20:49 16 Sep 21
Very efficient.
Black D.
Black D.
19:12 16 Sep 21
Aesthetically this is not the best looking clinic but the service was okay. They gave me false positive results from my pap I wanted to have a second opinion before they was going to go in and do a coloscopy. I was good that I did. I don’t know something was fishy about this place . When I had an ultrasound there were staff members basically arguing with eachother. Talking about a new MA.When I left and came back for results and they told me I had low sodium levels I was worried about that, so I drank pediasure. The only thing they told me to do was eat deli sandwiches and salted nuts. I’m always fishy about places that do abortions, its a clinic not a hospital.
Aliya R.
Aliya R.
09:27 05 Sep 21
I like the way you do a team work
Visseho G.
Visseho G.
00:07 03 Sep 21
My first time at this clinic and they’re awesome at least when they say they is going to call you about your results they do just that Unlike a lot of other clinics. I appreciate what they do for me thank you very much
deboria G.
deboria G.
18:18 25 Aug 21
Everyone is so friendly and pleasant and professional! Doesn’t feel like a hospital at all.
Daria Y.
Daria Y.
19:38 30 Jul 21
This place is amazing because of the ladies and doctors that work there. They are an amazing group of people! They are professional, friendly and courteous! The office manager, however, could be a little more courteous and friendly with the clients and the staff. I reccomend this clinic to everyone, great place and convenient.To all the staff; thank you for all the hard work that you do!
Elizabeth H.
Elizabeth H.
23:43 15 Jul 21
Immigration exam was fast and efficient. Call or visit ahead of time to determine what tests you need. It will save you $$.
Eniola F.
Eniola F.
19:06 15 Jul 21
Very professional, and Friendly Doctors
Cheneere B.
Cheneere B.
18:22 14 Jul 21
Such a great first experience. Dr. Vanessa treated me, she was so understanding and supportive. Removed my iud in seconds after I was told by other doctors that I would need a procedure done to remove it. Definitely recommend her and this place. Awesome staff
jehona V.
jehona V.
20:44 08 Jul 21
The entire staff was friendly and professional. They put the patients at ease by explaining the procedures they are performing. They are willing to answer questions so the patient has clarity. The facilty is clean, well lit, and there is plenty of space for patients to practice social distance.
Tara C.
Tara C.
21:07 25 Jun 21
I’m new to this office and had a great experience with my appointment. Almost no wait time, very pleasant front desk staff and very helpful and caring doctor. On site ultrasound is a big plus. Would recommend this place to everyone.
Ella A.
Ella A.
15:27 18 Jun 21
The BEST team ever 😍😍
arlene G.
arlene G.
16:47 15 Jun 21
I felt comfortable.
Mercy L.
Mercy L.
03:56 11 Jun 21
It was a very special place small but the Personal including the Dr very frendly and competity I will recomended to visit
Silvia C.
Silvia C.
20:15 08 Jun 21
I love this place they are very professional and very clean
Melody V.
Melody V.
15:26 21 May 21
Thank you so mush to my doctor Akselrud
Olga
Olga
00:07 21 May 21
Buen trato y buen servicio
Clsa 0.
Clsa 0.
22:41 18 May 21
Upon arrival Brenda at the front desk is exceptionally wonderful, the medical assistant (never caught her name) is so sweet & Dr. Vanessa Sanchez listened to my concerns and addressed all of my issues. Thanks a lot ladies.
Pamela C.
Pamela C.
16:15 07 May 21
Beautiful office , people in the front desk as well as the doctor and nurses where all amazing and kind . No wait time. Overall a wonderful experience
Lucero G.
Lucero G.
14:30 05 May 21
Had to wait for 1/2 hour and the person at the front desk wore her mask BELOW her nose. Dr. Akselrud could not have been nicer and he was more than helpful in dealing with my medical issue. He is a good doctor.
Alexis G.
Alexis G.
03:07 28 Apr 21
My gyn doctor was great she listen and answer your questions good so if you looking for a gyn doctor she the best so far
sha W.
sha W.
17:09 02 Apr 21
Wonderful office, Amazing doctors and Staff. Highly recommend, a jewel in East Harlem!
Jennifer D.
Jennifer D.
03:28 02 Apr 21
I am fairly new here and had about 4 appointments and never had any issues. The wait sometimes can be a little long, but the staff are always nice. The doctors are kind and gentle with their procedures. The anesthesiologist was so nice and helpful and made me feel comfortable during my procedure. I travel from the Bronx and it’s worth the travel.
Princess L.
Princess L.
20:22 25 Mar 21
Loved my doctor she was very good
Leenia M.
Leenia M.
17:56 25 Mar 21
Always professional and willing to answer all my questions.
ntifafa akoko T.
ntifafa akoko T.
19:28 11 Mar 21
My experience is always great, questions always answered no complaints at all
Darryl W.
Darryl W.
15:37 02 Mar 21
Friendly Team.I was seen by Dr. Vanessa, and she is great!!
Jasmin A.
Jasmin A.
19:18 26 Feb 21
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