25/08/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I have had the copper coil for over a year now and have had absolutely no issues. The fitting of the IUD seems to be what puts many people off, but whilst having a coil fitted isn’t the nicest experience in the world, the payoff is huge. The fitting is slightly uncomfortable but over within 10 minutes, compared with up to 10 years contraceptive cover. I did not have any cramping or bleeding after having the coil fitted, my periods have become heavier, but I have always had a heavy flow so its difficult to tell how much difference the IUD has made. I love not having to remember to take my pill, and the fact that it is hormone free is a huge bonus!

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

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