19/03/2021

Copper coil (IUD)

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Being on a non hormonal contraceptive was a very big thing for me as the pill gave me depression. Yes the copper coil gave me heavier and a bit more painful periods but it gave me emotional stability which was amazing! I also like that once removed fertility returns to normal immediately, and whilst it is in it is one of the best contraceptives which protects against pregnancy.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
No change

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

Periods became lighter and less painful. No change in length of cycle.

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