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What is IUD? Statistics in world, comparing to India. Imp., clearing misconceptions. How it fits in the Indian scenario and an Indian couple (all ages and urban-rural divide).

Ever since countries of the world started identifying the problems that have grasped the world which range from global warming to dwindling resources, there have been various attempts to study the cause of these problems. Whatever the paths were taken, they all pointed to just one cause. The problem of the burgeoning human population. In an attempt to fight the growing population, governments of countries like India, which has the reputation of being one of the most populous countries, started pursuing the task of controlling population growth.

Contraceptives as a means of population control have been around for a long time. There are different types of contraceptives that are used around the world. Ranging from the simple condom to complex methods like the patches and vaginal sponges, a lot of variety exists which can be used by men and women alike. Of course, there is a range of products that are aimed more at the women than at men in this regard. Apart from the condom for men, most of the other products that are used to curb the population growth is used by females.

An intrauterine device, also known as the IUD is a small plastic device that is shaped like either the letters T or U. The device is wrapped in electrolytic copper, which is the main cause of the birth control. That is because it is a known and proven fact that copper is a metal that is totally non conducive to sperms. In fact, the copper wiring kills sperm on contact. Additionally, the copper inflames the wall of the uterus. This inflammation cause the white blood cells to spring into action and attack the sperm which it takes to be an intruder in the body of the woman and kills them.

The IUD is one of the safest, long term, reversible and cost effective methods of contraception that is available to man. It is proven that the IUD has the highest rate of success when compared to the other methods of contraception. This also makes it the safest methods of contraception. With the term of usage ranging from a minimum of three years to a maximum of ten years, it has proven to offset the effects of its higher cost at inception, which makes it economical and the fact that the woman can return to her normal level of fertility within 24 hours of removal proves that it is a fully reversible method of contraception.

All the above facts point to the IUD being not just safe and cost effective, but also to be ideally suited for the Indian women who prefer secrecy in whatever it is that they do, especially when it comes to certain aspects of life revolving sex and intimacy.