Contraception for family planning

Intrauterine Method

Intrauterine Method

IUD stands for Intra Uterine Device (for example copper T). It is a small T-shaped plastic and copper device that is inserted into your womb by a doctor or a specially trained health professional.

The IUD is a long-acting reversible contraceptive method. This means that once it's in place, you don't have to think about contraception every day or each time you have sex.

Pros: It is more than 99% effective. It lasts for 5-10 years. IUDs can be removed with ease if you plan to get pregnant.

Cons: Some women experience irregular periods and heavy bleeding.