Is the Copper T Safe?

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The Copper T IUD is a method of contraception that is over 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. Shaped like a T, it is inserted into the uterus and prevents pregnancy by impeding sperm from reaching the egg, preventing an egg from implanting in the uterus by changing the lining of the uterus making it uninhabitable for an egg.

The Copper T is effective in preventing pregnancy immediately after insertion and if pregnancy is desired, fertility returns after the Copper T is removed. The Copper T is designed to last for 10 years, although a woman may have it removed prior to that if pregnancy is desired.

The Copper T does not contain any hormones so it does not change a woman’s menstrual cycle or have any of the side effects that come with hormonal methods of birth control.

The Copper T is safe to use with relatively few side effects. Women often report several advantages to the Copper T aside from it being safe to use. These advantages include:

  • • Allowing for sex to be spontaneous. No need to stop and insert a diaphragm. It is there all the time so sex does not have to be planned.
  • • No need to remember to take a pill every day or get a shot every 12 weeks. A woman can be secure that her contraception method is there and working with the Copper T.
  • • The Copper T can be used while breastfeeding.
  • • The Copper T is a reliable method of contraception for a woman who cannot use hormonal methods.
  • • It is discrete. No one will know a woman has an IUD so privacy is protected.
  • • Is a long term method. Designed for 10 years of use.
  • • Fertility returns after removal.

Serious side effects are rare and medical professionals consider the Copper T to be a safe method of contraception.


A Copper IUD is also an

A Copper IUD is also an excellent form of Emergency Contraception in the case of an oops.

For 5 - 7 days after unprotected sex a women can have a Copper IUD installed to give her 99% protection pregnancy. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copper_IUD#Use_as_emergency_contraception

 
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