Birth Control Side Effects Does the IUD cause infections Ask a Bedsider
So there's this idea that maybethe IUD is associated with a higher risk ofuterine infection or infertility. Um, that's not true we know that std's unlike gonorrhea or chlamydia increasethe risk of infection in your uterus and infertility and that's gonna happen to someoneregardless of whether they have an IUD. So I trust my patients and I tell themthat if they're in a new relationship the IUD will not protect against that andremind them to use a condom if they're at
risk. But that's not a reason to withhold themost effective birth control.