IUD intrauterine device means – a method of birth control that is inside your uterus. A nonhormonal IUD is a small piece of flexible plastic T-shaped copper that has wrapped around it. That is why it is also called the copper IUD.
IUDs nonhormonal use copper to prevent pregnancy. Sperm do not like copper – that reshapes sperm move so can not swim an egg. If sperm can not reach an egg, pregnancy can not occur.
One of the amazing things about IUDs is that last year, but they are not permanent. If you decide you want to become pregnant, or if you simply want to have your IUD’s, your nurse or doctor can carry it out. After you getting your IUD removal, fertility returns to normal.
What are the types of non-hormonal IUD?
There is only one brand of copper IUD in the US It is called Paragard IUD. It lasts for up to 12 years. If you want to know more about non-hormonal copper IUD, you can browse various online sources.
You do not have to keep your IUD for 12 years, however – you can get your IUD removed whenever you want. If the IUD is going to expire, but wish to continue using the IUD, your nurse or doctor can replace it.
What are the benefits of non-hormonal IUD?
The copper IUD is very good at preventing pregnancy and is completely free of hormones. So it is a good choice for people who prefer a non-hormonal contraceptive or can not use methods with hormones for medical reasons.
The copper IUD is unique because it can be used as emergency contraception – a way to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex.
Paragard IUDs are the most effective form of emergency contraception. If you get an inserted within 120 hours (5 days) after having unprotected sex, which is more than 99.9% effective against pregnancy.