The Truth About The IUD Copper Coil

The Truth About The IUD Copper Coil

You may not know what the Copper IUD Coil is. Many don’t, it’s not the most popular choice for contraception. So what is it?


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The Copper IUD is a small contraceptive that is inserted into your womb. It can stay in there for up to ten years!


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The Copper IUD is more than 99% effective. The IUD does not protect against STI’s so you should use a condom as well. Check out the NHS page for more information on the Pro’s and Con’s of the IUD Coil,

The Non-Hormonal Copper IUD Coil isn’t everyone’s first choice. I personally chose it for the following reasons;

  1. I’m hormonal enough as it is, I had bad mood swings when on the pill so opted for the non-hormonal choice.
  2. You don’t have to do anything! It’s just there. For 5-10 years.

From my personal experience with one, I would recommend them, but there are definitely some things you should know first.

  • Your period will probably get heavier and longer. My periods last 5 days and are quite a bit heavier now.
  • For the first year or so you will occasionally feel it tug. It’s not a pleasant experience but it isn’t painful either.
  • If you’re on your period with the IUD in, avoid sit-ups. Again it gives a tugging sensation.

Make sure to check the NHS website and do your research on the contraception you would like to use.


  1. Millie
    16/03/2019 / 11:47 am

    Someone I know has this so I had heard of it before! Im not a fan of the contraceptive pill so this is a better choice! I’ve never actually seen one in size respective, and I never realised it was so small!

    • maybemissmolly
      16/03/2019 / 11:56 am

      It’s a great long term solution! I was about 16/17 when I had it done so I will be having it removed by 22/23, all you have to do is get the GP to remove it. There are pros & cons to every contraceptive!

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