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?
The Copper IUD is a small contraceptive that is inserted into your womb. It can stay in there for up to ten years!
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;
- I’m hormonal enough as it is, I had bad mood swings when on the pill so opted for the non-hormonal choice.
- 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.