Another day, another way to avoid getting pregnant.
This time it's a new IUD called Liletta, which just received FDA approval for use in the United States. (Of course, it's already been approved for use in Europe for awhile, but I'll save that rant for another time.) Liletta's got a few girlfriends you've probably heard of by now—Mirena and Skyla—and they all work, after implantation, by releasing tiny amounts of hormones to keep your uterus free and clear of unintended embryos.
As Refinery 29 reports, Liletta is pretty effective—to the tune of 99.45 percent over three years—beating out other forms of hormonal contraception and, depending upon correct usage, condoms. Still, in the grand scheme of childbearing-aged women who are actively attempting to not (yet, or ever) have babies, only 8.5% of us actually use IUDs.
I guess what I'm saying is: if you're in the market for a new form of birth control; can tolerate hormonal contraception and want to give IUDs a go, maybe Liletta will work for you. If nothing else, it's kind of a pretty name.
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