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An overview of IUD fitting

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

How Auckland Gynaecology can help

There are a few situations in which the IUCD is not recommended such as with undiagnosed, irregular vaginal bleeding and pelvic infection. We will be able to do a physical examination to check for these things and make sure that the IUCD is right for you. Because the fitting is only small, it allows for easy insertion. Our skilled and professional specialists will do their best to make this process as comfortable as possible if you decide that the IUCD is the right form of contraception for you. We will also discuss any risks or disadvantages involved in having the IUCD, providing the patient with full and descriptive information about the fitting.

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Our Services

  • Infertility
  • Pelvic pain, endometriosis
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Colposcopy and treatment of cervical abnormalities
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Menopause
  • Adolescent gynaecology
  • Cervical screening
  • Early pregnancy problems such as miscarriage
  • Vulval disease
  • Post pregnancy problems
  • IUD fitting


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