An Intro Uterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD) is a small device inserted into the uterus by a doctor.
It works by killing off sperm, as well as changing the lining of the uterus to prevent the attachment of a fertilised egg. Once inserted the IUCD is 98% effective and will last for 5 years.
We can prescribe and insert IUCDs upon consultation.
There are some things that prevent the insertion of an IUCD;
- Pelvic infections
- Abnormal bleeding from the vagina
- Under treatment for cancer
- Congenital heart or valve disease
For more information about IUCDs and whether they would suit you as a form of contraception, talk to our staff when you make your appointment or during your consultation.