The copper coil or 'IUD' is a small, T-shaped device made of plastic and copper that is inserted into your womb by a doctor or nurse. It is a very popular non-hormonal method as it's very effective and lasts over 5 years. Our data shows that it's got the second highest overall satisfaction rating of all methods reviewed at The Lowdown, after the hormonal coil (IUS) .
What is in the Copper coil (IUD)?
Most copper coils are made of a T-shaped frame of polyethylene (plastic) and barium sulphate. Copper wire is wound around the vertical arm.