Intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD)
The intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) is
a well- established and reliable form of contraception.
It is more
The device is usually inserted immediately following
An instrument called a speculum is inserted to
hold the walls
A string leads from the IUCD through the cervix.
This is necessary to aid removal and to allow the woman
to check that it is still in position, though it is unlikely
to be dislodged.
The IUCD can, if desired, remain in place for 3-8 years.
The IUCD has the advantages that there are no worries about remembering to use contraception and it does not interfere with intercourse. The IUCD may, however, cause slightly heavier periods or period pain.