20/08/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'9"/175cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I’m very happy with this contraception. It was uncomfortable when it was fitted, leaving me with some cramps and nausea for a few hours. But, overall, the side effects are minimal. I don’t have to remember to take it, I’m not pumping my body full of hormones and it doesn’t interrupt or effect my sex life. The only downside is that it makes my periods longer and heavier (resulting in 1-2 days of uncomfortable aches and cramping which I never had before). This is a highly effective contraceptive that lasts 10 years.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
N/A
Weight
N/A
Periods
N/A
Sex drive
N/A

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

N/A

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