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A birth-control comeback: The IUD

The intrauterine device is seeing a resurgence as a popular form of contraception, the Wall Street Journal reports.

"The IUD is making a comeback more than 30 years after a generation of women was scared away from the birth-control device by the faulty Dalkon Shield.

This year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals' Skyla, the first new intrauterine device on the market in 13 years. Planned Parenthood has launched a nationwide campaign in its clinics promoting a copper IUD as the most effective form of emergency contraception. And in New Orleans, three-year-old startup Bioceptive Inc. is engineering a one-step implantation device that its founders say will reduce the time it takes a doctor to insert an IUD to less than two minutes, from a procedure that currently can take five minutes to, at worst, an hour."

[Read the entire article on the Wall Street Journal]

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