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I want to get my IUD removed. Can I remove it myself?

You may be able to find some stories online about people removing their IUD. We do not recommend trying it. There is not enough research at this point to know if it is safe. If you are not happy with your IUD, going to your provider to get it removed will give you a chance to talk about other options for pregnancy prevention or about getting pregnant [1].
If you are ready to get pregnant, you can talk with your provider about things you should do to prepare for a healthy pregnancy.
Still not working? If you want something that lasts for a while and is easy to use, the implant might be another good option.
Try a different method: implant


  1. Tudorache, et al. (2017). Birth Control and Family Planning Using Intrauterine Devices (IUDs). Retrieved from

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