FDA Approves New Kind Of IUD, Can Be Used For Up To Three Years

February 27, 2015 2:52 PM

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FDA Approves New Kind Of IUD, Can Be Used For Up To Three Years

Feb 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a hormonal contraceptive device on Friday that gives American women another reversible contraceptive choice as effective as sterilization.

The intrauterine device (IUD) device, Liletta, releases the hormone levonorgestrel to inhibit thickening of the womb lining, preventing pregnancy for up to three years.

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