Some time ago I wrote a blog post about the pain of IUD insertion. Blog post a while ago. We even started a small patient survey about it. But what about the pain during removal?

Normally, the removal of an IUD does not hurt. Nevertheless, many patients are afraid of the pain. This is especially true for women who have a Gynefix copper chain have an IUD. Because the Gynefix, unlike conventional IUDs, is fixed in the muscle tissue of the uterus, people understandably think that serious injuries could occur when the copper chain is pulled out.

Once again, a sober fact check is helpful: How is the Gynefix actually fastened? Not sewn and not knotted! The thickened end of the thread that has stuck to the tissue after the insertion can be easily released with a short pull on the retraction thread. Only rarely is there any noticeable pain. Most patients are amazed at how quickly and harmlessly everything happened and climb off the chair with a relieved "What, that's it already?