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How do copper IUDs work?

Copper IUDs (intrauterine devices) work in two ways. The copper in the IUD makes it difficult for sperm to move and to implant in an egg. In addition, having an IUD in place can cause inflammation in the uterus making it difficult for a fertilized egg to implant.

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