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The Coils (IUD/ IUS)

  • There are two types of coil, both are devices that are inserted into the uterus and are over 99% effective.
  • Coils can be inserted after normal or assisted birth and even during Caesarean birth– you can discuss this with your obstetrician in antenatal clinic and we have leaflets for more information too
  • They are both safe when breastfeeding The IUD (Copper Coil)
  • Contains no hormones
  • Lasts up to 10 years, but can be removed earlier
  • Periods may become more heavy or painful The IUS (Mirena Coil)
  • Contains progestogen
  • Lasts up to five years, can be removed earlier
  • Periods may be lighter or stop altogether
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