Pain Management & IUD Insertion

A Cooper IUD laying on its side on a solid blue table Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition/Unsplash

IUD insertion can be painful for some people. While little medical research has addressed how to best manage this pain, people still have several options that may be used to alleviate pain during IUD placement. These include medications, anesthesia, and trauma-informed care. This Cosmopolitan article describes the landscape of pain management for IUD insertion and should be helpful if you’re considering getting an IUD.