IUD & IUS (The Coil)

Once fitted the IUD or IUS is over 99% effective. Depending on which type of IUD or IUS you have, your doctor or nurse will need to change it every 5 to 10 years.

Fresh-IUDIUD – Intrauterine Device

The IUD is a small plastic and copper device that does not contain any hormones. It is fitted into your womb by a doctor or nurse. It may be suitable for people of any age; even before having children. The IUD can last for up to 10 years.

The IUD is over 99% effective.

For more information on the IUD, visit FPA

IUS – Intrauterine System

Fresh-IUS

The IUS is similar to the IUD but it releases a progestogen hormone. It works for 5 years.

The IUS is over 99% effective.

For more information on the IUS, visit FPA