The intrauterine device is made of safe plastic, small in size, T-shaped, inserted into the uterine cavity for a long time (after a preliminary examination by a gynecologist on the 3-5th day of the menstrual cycle). It is one of the most effective methods of contraception.
Indications: women who want this type of contraception and have no contraindications; hormonal coils are indicated for patients with endometriosis of the uterus, with heavy periods.
Contraindications: inflammatory processes of the female genital organs; frequent change of partners (relative contraindication); non-parturient women.
- Introduction of an intrauterine contraceptive device, cost of an IUCD not included1125 uah
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Types of intrauterine device
There are several types of intrauterine devices, because they have different purposes:
- For the purpose of contraception (spirals with silver, copper or gold thread).
- For therapeutic and contraceptive purposes (Jaides and Mirena systems containing the hormone). They have high therapeutic effectiveness.
Pay attention! The choice of the intrauterine device, its insertion and removal is carried out only by a doctor! The installation of the intrauterine device involves regular preventive examinations.
Advantages and disadvantages of the intrauterine device
The advantage is the lack of daily monitoring (compared to birth control pills or other medications).
Disadvantages of the intrauterine device:
- frequent change of partners increases the risk of inflammatory changes and ascending infection (inflammation of the uterus, appendages, fallopian tubes and, as a result, an increased risk of ectopic pregnancies);
- risk of spiral displacement (expulsions) with significant physical exertion (as a result – unwanted pregnancy).