25/06/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
Yes
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

A great alternative to hormonal contraception. My PMSing before my period is so much better, and although my periods were heavier for the first month, now they are no problem at all. There is slight cramps after insertion, and there can be a panic the first time you have sex as it may be felt by your partner, but after about a month it sits nicely in your body and there is no complaints from either side! There are checks you can do to make sure you feel it, although I have never been able to feel it, my partner has. If I was worried, I know it’s a quick trip to the GPs. This contraception is safe for up to 10 years, which is a very long time.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Back pain

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

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