Copper coil (IUD)


About the reviewer

Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently


I tried a variety of contraception methods in my life (I’m 41); pill, combined pill, injection, diaphragm, condoms, natural cycle. Anything with hormones (pills and injection) made me feel like I was on an irrational, emotional roller coaster. Diaphrams and condoms tend to ruin the moment and make sex less pleasurable. On the natural cycle (or rhythm method); I had to abstain from sex when my desire was at it’s peak. The copper coil is excellent because it overcomes all of these things and I don’t have to worry or think about contraception anymore. The only down side is that, for about two days of my cycle, I have extremely heavy periods. I use a menstrual cup and back it up with Thinx period knickers. On my heaviest days, I have to empty the cup every 2 hours. For me, annoyingly heavy periods are worth it… for great sex and no mood swings.

Impact whilst taking

Neutral - no change
No change
Heavier periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

No effects

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