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Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD)

Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD) - Symptoms

Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD) - How to prevent?

Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD) - Diagnosis

Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD) - Treatments

Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD) - Preparing for surgery

Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD) - Post-surgery care

Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD) - Other Information

How Is The IUCD Fitted?

Your doctor will perform a vaginal examination to determine the size of your uterus and the correct size of IUCD to use. The IUCD will then be inserted using an introducer and the procedure usually takes about 5 minutes.

When Should The IUCD Be Fitted?

The IUCD is best inserted towards the end of menstrual flow because it is at this time that you are unlikely to be pregnant, and the neck of the womb, being softer and slightly open, makes insertion easier. An IUCD can also be inserted during the termination of pregnancy procedure.

Is The IUCD Harmful To The Body?

No. The IUCD is as safe as any other contraceptive method and it does not cause cancer.

What Are The Advantages Of The IUCD?

  • It is 98% effective in preventing pregnancy.
  • It requires only one insertion for prolonged protection
  • It can remain in the uterus for 3 - 5 years depending on its effectiveness, after which, a change of IUCD may be necessary.
  • It is readily reversible and there is no reduction in fertility after the IUCD is removed.
  • It does not interfere with sexual relations and it fact, may improve marital relations because there is no fear of an unwanted pregnancy. During sexual intercourse, you and your partner should not be able to feel either the IUCD or the fine thread that is attached to the IUCD.

Are Check-ups Necessry After The IUCD Has Been Inserted?

Yes. It is important that you see your doctor for regular check-ups after the IUCD has been inserted. Your doctor will advise you on the frequency.

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