08/07/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I struggled with all types of hormonal contraception. I love the copper coil as there are no hormones so I get literally no side effects from using it. Insertion was painful but quick, and removal will be the same. I like that it is long term so it is ‘fit and forget’ for 5 years, no worrying about whether I remembered to take my pill or if I’m ill causing the pill to be less effective. It has made my periods very slightly heavier but they’ve settled down and I like knowing that it’s my natural cycle. I have some painful sex in certain positions but I’m not convinced the coil caused it!

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

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