Getting The IUD With The Baby

Oct 20, 2015

A woman who just had a baby may decide that's it; no more kids, at least for a while. 

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But the most reliable methods of birth control, intrauterine device (IUD) and implant, often require a return visit to a doctor, a tough schedule for a woman with a newborn. 

IUD and implant can be placed while women are still in the hospital after giving birth, but not all states require insurance companies to pay for the service. 

California now requires it and Oregon is considering. 

Dr. Michelle Helena Moniz of the University of Michigan studied the issue, she joins us with the details.