06/04/2021

Copper coil (IUD)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I had a great time using this contraception for almost 3 years- but I’d fallen pregnant on it as it does not stop ovulation. Obviously this is extremely rare, but I loved my IUD before this had happened- it is so easy to use (literally checking the strings once a month) and there is no need to remember to take it or worry about it! I also found that not being on hormones (such as the pill) my skin, sex drive and mood improved even if I cannot attribute this all to the copper coil. THe only thing is the insertion was extremely painful, and I had longer/heavier periods, but for me the longer and heavier periods were manageable so it was ok. Overall recommend this to any woman in her 20s- just occasionally use condoms as you still ovulate on this contraception!

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Better skin

Spots or acne

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

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

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

I had to stop due to pregnancy so I cannot attribute any experiences to the contraception itself.

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