Before Getting an IUD, Read What a Doctor Has to Say About the Potential Side Effects

IUDs are one of the most convenient and effective forms of reversible, long-lasting birth control, which is why they've been on the rise lately: 7.8 percent of American women have one, up from 1.5 percent in 2002. But as with any kind of contraception, IUDs come with a few side effects you should be aware of.