By Gabrielle Kassel, Dec. 16, 2020

When your provider first inserted the IUD, they likely left 1 to 2 inches of string hanging for the purposes of removal, explains Kecia Gaither, MD, who’s double board certified in OB-GYN and maternal fetal medicine, and the director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln. You’re going to pull this string straight down in one fluid motion when you find it. Ready to go fishing? Slide one finger into your vagina and see if you can feel the string.

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