Copper Coil IUD Contraceptive

The Copper Coil IUD Contraceptive is a small T-shaped plastic & copper device that's put into your womb (uterus) by a doctor to prevent pregnancy.
It slowly releases copper to stop you getting pregnant, and protects against pregnancy for between 5 and 10 years.
It is often referred to as the "coil" or "copper coil".
The IUD is similar to the intrauterine system (IUS), but instead of releasing the hormone progestogen like the IUS, the IUD releases copper into the womb.
The copper alters the cervical mucus, which makes it more difficult for sperm to reach an egg and survive.
It can also stop a fertilised egg from being able to implant itself.

If you're 40 or over when you have an IUD fitted, it can be left in until you reach the menopause or you no longer need contraception.


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  • An IUD works as soon as fitted and will last for 5 to 10 years depending on the type.
  • Can be taken out sooner if desired.
  • You dont have to think about contraception while it is in place during this time.
  • When removed, it will be possible to get pregnant again straight away.


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  • Your periods can be heavier, longer or more painful in the first 3 to 6 months after it is put in.
  • You may experience spotting between periods.
  • There is a small risk of getting an infection after fitting.
  • It may not be suitable if you have had previous pelvic infections.
As a fully qualified member of FMH, Gynäkologie Suisse, E.S.A.G. & ISCG
Dr Wagner is highly qualified and has many years of experience, allowing her to offer first-class advice and treatment of the highest standard in her boutique practice in the heart of Basel.

Don't hesitate to call +41 (0) 61 666 62 10 with any questions or book your appointment today.