The Intrauterine Contraceptive device (IUCD) is an effective method of contraceptive. This device sits inside the womb and once fitted, can stay there for up to ten years. This is a small contraceptive device that is made from plastic and copper with two threads that are attached to the device at one end and pass out through the cervix at the other. These threads lie in the vagina which allows the device to be easily removed. This works by making it difficult for sperm to fertilise an egg by preventing sperm from getting in through the cervix and travelling to the womb.
It also makes the lining of your womb less likely to accept an egg. Advantages of the IUCD include:
- You no longer need to use other forms of contraception
- It does not interfere with sex or sex drive
- It had no side-effects on the rest of the body
- It does not increase your risk of having any type of cancer in the future