Skyla IUD Specialist

Southern Connecticut Women's Health Care Associates -  - OB-GYN

Southern Connecticut Women's Health Care Associates

OB-GYNs located in Milford, CT & Westport, CT

Skyla is one option for preventing pregnancy. This treatment is available in Milford and Westport, Connecticut at Southern Connecticut Women's Health Center Associates, where birth control and contraception are an important topic of conversation.

Skyla IUD Q & A

What is Skyla and How Does It Work?

Skyla is a type of intrauterine device, also known as an IUD. But what is that, exactly?

An IUD is a small, t-shaped device that’s placed in your uterus by your OB/GYN during a routine visit.

Getting an IUD is nonsurgical and typically takes just a few minutes. Once in place, it provides continuous, highly effective birth control.

Everyone is different, and some women may experience discomfort or spotting during or after placement. These symptoms should go away shortly. If they don’t, contact your OB/GYN. Within 4 to 6 weeks, you should return for a follow-up visit to make sure that everything is okay.

Skyla is an IUD that releases a low dose of hormones and is over 99 percent effective at preventing pregnancy for up to 3 years.

  • No daily pills, monthly refills, or trips to the pharmacy. You should make sure Skyla is in place with a monthly self-check. Your healthcare provider can show you how.
  • Made of soft, flexible plastic.
  • Completely reversible and can be removed by your OB/GYN at any time if you change your mind, so you can try to get pregnant right away.

What Are the Benefits of Skyla?

Because Skyla is in your uterus, not your vagina:

  • You can still use tampons
  • You shouldn’t be able to feel it
  • You and your partner should not feel it during sex. If this happens, your OB/GYN may be able to help
  • You should make sure Skyla is in place with a monthly self-check. Your OB/GYN can show you how

What Are the Risks Associated with Skyla?

Skyla is an IUD that releases a low dose of hormones and is over 99 percent effective at preventing pregnancy for up to 3 years. In terms of health issues, Skyla is not designed to prevent the spread of STDs, HPV, or HIV. For that reason, Skyla is best used by women in monogamous relationships.

Is Skyla Covered by Insurance?

In some cases, yes. However, that depends on your insurance company and the type of policy you have.

Is Skyla the Best Option for IUD-Type Contraception?

Contraception is a topic that is best decided by the patient and her doctor. Because every woman is unique, determining which contraception is best becomes a personal decision. There are other options for intrauterine contraception. For example, the Mirena IUD also uses levonorgestrel but lasts for upwards of five years rather than just three. Both devices are manufactured by Bayer, and available at our practice.

Some considerations include whether or not you plan to become pregnant and if so, what the time frame for pregnancy is. If you want to become pregnant in the next three to five years, then Skyla is a better choice. If you are not planning to become pregnant then the Mirena IUD may work better for you since it lasts longer.


If you do not see your insurance listed here, please call our office to find out if we accept your insurance.

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