Copper IUD - IUD - Copper T

The copper IUD is the "classic" among the intrauterine, non-hormonal contraceptives. It consists of a small plastic body, usually T-shaped or anchor-shaped, which is wrapped with a fine copper wire.

Mode of action: The IUD prevents the implantation of the fertilised egg in the uterus. The released copper ions reduce the mobility of the sperm. The copper IUD does not interfere with the hormone balance and therefore does not prevent ovulation.


Insertion: The IUD is inserted into the uterus through a sterile thin plastic tube via the vagina during the period. During the procedure there may be a pulling pain, but this is generally well tolerated. If desired, we can also insert the copper IUD under a short anaesthetic.

Possible complaints and complications: Possibly light bleeding and abdominal pain in the first few days, heavier menstrual bleeding and spotting during the cycle. In rare cases, an IUD may slip or be expelled.

Position control: The position of the IUD can be checked at any time via the retrieval thread that protrudes from the cervix. In addition, regular ultrasound examinations are recommended every 6 months to ensure the contraceptive effect. A check after the first menstrual period is particularly important.

Removal: The copper IUD can be removed easily and painlessly at any time with the help of the retrieval thread. Afterwards, fertility quickly returns to normal. Pregnancy is possible again immediately.

Application period: 2 years

Safety: high safety with a Pearl index of 0.5 - 2.

Costs: The insertion of an IUD is a self-pay service and is not charged to the health insurance fund.

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