Doctors warn against do-it-yourself removal of IUDs

'My husband removed mine', claims a member of a Facebook group on the devices

Doctors have voiced concerns over reports that some women are considering removing their IUD themselves, warning the procedure is not something to be tried at home.

Facebook groups dedicated to problems with IUDs have recently featured comments not only on side effects, but also the possibility of removing them at home, according to a story on Buzzfeed.