Many physicians now endorsing IUD implant

June 21, 2011 7:19:50 PM PDT
A group of women's health care physicians is endorsing the IUD birth control implant for healthy women and teens.

While there are still possible side effects, many doctors now consider the intra-uterine device safe and cost-effective, especially for women who are monogamous.

The new guidelines are a reversal from past recommendations.

One brand of the IUD was even taken off the market in the 1970s because of the risk of pelvic inflammatory disease.

The new recommendation is published in the July issue of "Obstetrics and Gynecology."