The Copper Coil
The copper coil is a small copper device that is put into the womb.
How it Works
It works by stopping the sperm from meeting the egg, by delaying the egg getting to the womb, or may prevent an egg from settling in the womb.
It is important that you talk to a doctor who will assess what contraceptive option is best for you.
- Does not interrupt sex
- Works as soon as it is inserted
- Can stay in for up to ten years
- If inserted after the age of 40 may stay in until the menopause
- May cause heavier periods in some women
- Insertion and removal must be done by a specially trained doctor
- Risk of pelvic infection
- Does not protect against sexually transmitted infections