Copper Coil (Intra-Uterine Device)

An Intrauterine system (IUD) is a small t-shaped device which is inserted into the uterus by a trained doctor or nurse. It releases copper to stop you from getting pregnant and can be effective for 5-10 years. The copper coil is different from the Mirena coil because it is non-hormone based.

Advantages –

  • Once fitted, the IUD works straight away and provides protection for 5-10 years dependant on device.
  • The copper IUD is suitable for most women.
  • The copper IUD does not interact with other medicines and is safe to use whilst breast-feeding.
  • It is possible to get pregnant as soon as the IUD is removed.

Disadvantages –  

  • The copper IUD does not protect against sexually transmitted infection, so you may still need to use condoms.
  • Periods may become heavier, longer and more painful after insertion of the copper coil, however, this should calm down in the first few months.
  • It is possible to get an infection after the copper IUD has been fitted which could spread to the pelvis if untreated.


  • Copper Coil Insertion (includes coil) - £214
  • Coil Removal - £60

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