Can I have an abortion if I have an IUD?

 

An IUD is a contraceptive, a small coil of about 3 cm inserted by a doctor into the womb to prevent pregnancy. If you have an intrauterine device (IUD), it is advised to have it removed before using the medicines. When the doctor does not want to take it out, you can do a medical abortion anyway, as it has not been proven to give more complications.

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