Skyla is a type of intrauterine device, also known as an IUD. It is a small, t-shaped device that’s made of soft, flexible plastic, placed in your uterus by your OBGYN during a routine visit. Getting an IUD is nonsurgical and typically takes just a few minutes. Once in place, it provides continuous, highly effective birth control.
Skyla is FDA-approved and can be used whether or not you have had a child. It is available by prescription only. Everyone is different, and some women may experience discomfort or spotting during or after placement. These symptoms should go away shortly. If they don’t, contact your OB/GYN. Within 4 to 6 weeks, you should return for a follow-up visit to make sure that everything is okay.
Skyla is an IUD that releases a low dose of hormones and is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy for up to 3 years. You should make sure Skyla is in place with a monthly self-check. Your healthcare provider can show you how. Skyla IUDs are completely reversible and can be removed by your OBGYN at any time if you change your mind, so you can try to get pregnant right away.
We are dedicated to ensuring that each patient’s birth control method is safe, effective, easy to use, and free from unwanted side-effects. Schedule an appointment at our Rochester Hills, MI office and let Contemporary Obstetrics & Gynecology help you take control of your reproductive health. We will assist you in selecting the best birth control method for your body and your lifestyle.