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What is a Copper IUD?

A copper IUD is an intrauterine device with a plastic frame and a fine copper wire. It is a non-hormonal form of birth control, in contrast to the Kyleena IUD. The contraceptive is placed into the uterus, where a fine nylon thread extends from the cervix to the top of the vagina to prevent pregnancy. They are also often used as emergency contraceptives. Some brands of copper IUDs have been classified by CDC to protect from unplanned pregnancies for up to 10 years.

How does Copper IUDs Work to Help Prevent Pregnancy?

One of the most crucial things to remember is that a copper IUD can only be implanted within the uterus by a trained and experienced gynecologist. There are two varieties of copper IUDs, with respective useful lifetimes of five and ten years. It can be used in premenopausal women of all ages, including teenagers.

There are different ways that copper IUDs work to help prevent pregnancy:

  • Copper acts on the sperm and egg to prevent sperms from causing fertilization
  • The IUD alters the uterus’ lining to make it less conducive to supporting egg fertilization
  • Slows down the transportation of the egg, thus delaying the likeliness of egg and sperm meeting

The IUD Clinic can help you make the best choice to help you avoid your pregnancy after performing an examination and discussing your needs and preferences.

Benefits of Copper IUD

There are many reasons why you should be opting for copper IUDs like many of our other patients. Some of the key benefits of these birth control options are as follows:

  • They can offer five or ten years of pregnancy prevention.
  • They are quite efficient and provide you with peace of mind.
  • Their operation does not require hormones to work.
  • You can get them taken out at any time to regain your fertility.
  • Copper IUDs can work as emergency birth control when inserted up to 5 days following unprotected intercourse.

In addition to these benefits, copper IUDs have a plethora of benefits. You don't need to be concerned about getting pregnant and maintaining an active sexual life. They can be used even during breastfeeding. 

The IUD Clinic offers safe, effective, long-term contraception without any risks or complications associated with hormones. These characteristics have boosted its appeal on a global scale. Moreover, Dr. Michelle Gerber, a highly qualified and experienced gynecologist at The IUD Clinic, will efficiently insert the Copper IUD through her expert hands. If you want to learn more about your options and are looking for a highly effective birth control method, just call The IUD Clinic at 604-546-2190. You can also write to us using this Online Form.

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