Each was told by her doctor she would make her an excellent candidate for an intrauterine device, or the IUD.
intrauterine device n.
Abbr. IUD A birth control device, such as a plastic or metallic loop, ring, or spiral, that is inserted into the uterus to prevent implantation of a fertilized egg in the uterine lining.
A metal or plastic device inserted into the uterus and used to prevent pregnancy.