IUCD : Intrauterine contraceptive Device

An IUCD is an ideal form of contraception for women who have no immediate desire for fertility, most typically after having 1 or more children.

It is best inserted during or just after the period is over for comfort and to avoid inadvertent insertion during a viable pregnancy.

The IUCD is completely reversible and fertility can resume immediately.

There are 2 types of IUCDs used – the copper T and the Mirena.

The copper T IUCD lasts about 3 years and does not release any hormones. However periods may become slightly more painful and heavier in some women.

The Mirena IUCD lasts 5 years, and will release small amounts of hormone which works to reduce the period. Some women may stop having periods.

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