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<p>After falling in and out of favor, the intrauterine device (IUD) is once again gaining popularity among women in the United States and worldwide.&nbsp;By 1995, only 0.8% of American women on contraceptives used the IUD. But 20 years later, that percentage shot up to almost 12% using a device. The IUD&rsquo;s ranking in preferred contraceptive methods rose from 10th to fourth.</p>

After Decades of Highs and Lows, IUDs Once Again Rising in Popularity

Dalkon Shield fallout led to nadir in IUD use