19/06/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
36-40
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Insertion of an IUD can be uncomfortable. Take over the counter pain killers before your appointment. My periods were heavier but for a shorter length of time. Thrush infections can be a persistent and difficult to eradicate fully even with oral medications and cream. Use of condoms in addition to this method of contraception with say a new partner to protect against potential STIs is not advised due to tearing. Therefore this method of contraception is worth considering if you have a regular sexual partner.

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

Thrush

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
No change

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

I came off this contraception as a result of a same sex relationship so no longer needed any contraception. This contraceptive method is excellent. I wouldn’t hesitate to go back on it.

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