Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD, IUD)

Last updated 20.09.12

 

Definition

-  Contraceptive device inserted into uterus

 

Features

-  Two commonly used types

-  Mirena

-  Copper IUD

-  Insert up to day 19 after LMP

-  Can be used up to 5/7 for post coital for emergency contraception

-   >99.9% effective

-   Left in until after next period

 

 

 

References

 

Contraception: Your Questions Answered, John Guillebrand