Ballerine IUB

What the packet says

What is the Ballerine IUB?

What's it made of?

The frame of the Ballerine IUB is coated with polyethylene terephthalate and consists of 17 copper pearls which form a spherical shape.

How the Ballerine IUB works

The Ballerine IUB is a hormone-free IUB coil that’s inserted into your uterus. The IUB works by releasing small amounts of copper to provide birth control for up to 5 years with a protection rate of 99%. It follows similar methods to standard Copper IUDs, which achieve their contraceptive effect by interfering with sperm motility and egg fertilisation.

Ballerine IUB side effects


  • During intercourse
  • Daily
  • Monthly
  • 1 - 3 Months
  • 1 - 3 Years
  • 3 - 5 Years
  • Permanent
  • Similar to

    Clinical effectiveness



    Contains hormones


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    How to get started with the Ballerine IUB

    • Before you can get IUB fitted, you must attend an individual consultation with your healthcare provider where they will examine you to find the position of your uterus.
    • The IUB is inserted through a small tube, which is then removed and the IUB automatically springs into a spherical shape and stays inside your uterus. It is active immediately after insertion.
    • Two threads made of Polypropylene are attached to the end of the frame which extends into your vagina but will be trimmed by your healthcare provider for maximum comfort.
    • It is recommended that the best time to get your IUB inserted is the last 2 days of your menstruation when the cervix is naturally more open, and chance of pregnancy is low.
    • If your cervix is especially tight, the insertion of the IUB may be painful however a local anaesthetic or other prevention pain -reducing treatments should be available during placement.
    • Side effects immediately or a few minutes after insertion may be: cramping, menstrual type bleeding, feeling faint, nausea and dizziness but these should subside quickly.

    How to stop using the Ballerine IUB

    • The IUB can be removed at any time by a healthcare professional and is done by pulling the removal threads.
    • The intricate design supports two removal strings that allow the nurse to pull it out of the vagina.
    • If you’re not having another coil or IUB put in and don’t want to get pregnant, you’ll need to make sure you don’t have sex seven days before you have it removed, or use condoms or another method.

    Things that can go wrong

    • Some women may experience heavier, longer periods and spotting between periods can occur – normally for up to 2-3 months.
    • In some instances the IUB can go through the wall of the uterus meaning you are no longer protected from pregnancy.
    • Expulsion: the IUB may partially or completely fall out of the uterus.
    • Every now and then sometimes difficult removals can occur.
    • Rarely a Ballerine IUB can cause pelvic inflammatory disease.