The hormonal coil or 'IUS' is a small, T-shaped plastic device that is inserted into your womb by a doctor or nurse. It releases the hormone progestogen into your womb. It is increasingly popular and has the highest overall satisfaction rating of all the methods reviewed at The Lowdown.

What is in the Hormonal coil (IUS)?


Every 3-6 years


Over 99%

Blood clot risk


Effect on fertility



How long does the hormonal coil last?

Can the IUS coil cause weight gain?

Does the hormonal coil affect acne?

Can the IUS cause mood swings?

Why am I bleeding on the hormonal coil?

Detailed information

How Hormonal coil (IUS) works:

How to use Hormonal coil (IUS):

How safe is Hormonal coil (IUS):