Copper IUD Coil
Non-Hormonal and Emergency Contraception
- Appointment and procedure are quick
- Effective emergency contraception
- Easier than taking medication
Bodyvie offers a non-hormonal birth control option with the added function of being an effective method of emergency contraception if inserted within 5 days of unprotected sex- the copper intrauterine device (IUD).
The copper IUD is sometimes referred to as the copper coil and has been around since the 1970’s.
IUD’s are copper T-shaped devices inserted into the uterus through the vagina by your doctor. Copper is the active component which kills sperm. Once inserted, the Copper IUD can stay in the uterus for up to 5-10 years, effectively preventing pregnancy without impacting future fertility and is easily reversible. Because the IUD can be fitted into the uterus for 5-10 years it is low-maintenance and other than requiring intermittent checks, can essentially be forgotten about.
The copper IUD is very unique compared IUS’s like the Mirena and Jaydess because it can be used as an emergency contraception. The IUD must be inserted within 5 days after having unprotected sex but is 99.9% effective, more effected than hormonal emergency birth control.
Another benefit of the copper IUD is that it is non-hormonal which may better suit women with certain medical conditions. The downside of being non-hormonal, the IUD can increase menstrual bleeding and amplify monthly cramps. These side effects can subside 3-6 months after insertion.
The treatment involves inserting the Copper IUD Coil through the vagina to the uterus. Your doctor will do this in a sterile environment, the treatment only takes 5-10 minutes. You may feel some cramps after the insertion of the Copper IUD but these will subside.
You will only need one treatment to insert the Copper IUD. You are welcome to have a follow-up appointment to ensure the Copper IUD is correctly placed or not displaced. After insertion, you do not have to do anything more until the device expires after 5-10 years when it needs to be removed and replaced.
The Copper IUD is effective immediately after insertion.
Coil Fitting IUS & IUD Prices
|Mirena IUS Lasts for 5 Years||£265|
|Copper IUD (Lasts 5 - 10 Years)||£150|
|Jaydess IUS Lasts 3 Years||£265|
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