Copper-containing IUD

It is possible to get two types of copper-containing IUD’s fitted at Nova. These are the T-safe of the Ballerine. 

The way a copper-containing IUD works is very simple: in the womb the IUD excretes small amounts of copper. Copper paralyzes the spermcells that enter the uterus and inactivates them. This means that it is not possible for a fertilisation to take place. A copper-containing IUD also works as a morning-after IUD when it is fitted within 5 days after unprotected sexual intercourse. The IUD makes sure that the lining of the womb changes and a possible fertilised egg cannot implant itself in the womb.

 

Pro’s

  • Very reliable (99%)
  • 5 to 10 years of protection against pregnancy
  • Does not contain any hormones
  • Can be used if you are still breastfeeding your baby
  • Able to get pregnant straight after removing
  • Majority of women (75%) will experience no change in menstrual cycle

Con’s 

  • Possible to experience more/irregular spotting/blood loss and stomach pains in the first 3 to 6 months after fitting
  • Possible that there is a lasting increase in blood loss during menstruation
  • Not possible to regulate your own menstruation