Hormonal coil, non-hormonal coil – what even is the difference?! From how it works to benefits and side effects, get the gossip on the IUS vs the IUD.
From thrush and hormonal contraceptives to latex allergies and STIs, we give you the complete lowdown of the symptoms and causes of vaginal dryness, burning and itching.
What happens when you hit menopause whilst having a Mirena coil in place? Are there benefits? When should you remove it? Get the lowdown to the Mirena and menopause.
Feeling your coil threads is a really important way to check in with your coil. Find out when and how to find your threads in this user’s guide.
So your partner claims they can feel your coil during sex. You may be tempted to freak out. Instead keep reading for the lowdown on whether or not your coil will affect your sex life.
Where can you get a coil fitted? How is a coil fitted? Can you exercise straight after getting a coil? Will it hurt?! Get the lowdown here on everything you should expect from your coil fitting.
The Hormonal coil (aka the intrauterine system or IUS) is women’s favourite method of contraception here at The Lowdown. The Hormonal coil (brands include Mirena, Levosert, Kyleena and Jaydess) tops our overall satisfaction ratings – with an average 3.5 out of 5.
If the hormonal coil is your chosen contraceptive then it is best to note that different brands of coils can cause different symptoms. Here, we explain how the Jaydess, Mirena, Skyla and Kyleena IUS coils each differ.
When should you remove your Mirena coil? Can it ‘run out’? And what on earth is the Mirena Crash?!
As a non-hormonal form of contraception, the intrauterine device (IUD) could be the answer to your prayers. The thought of being put on a contraception that doesn’t affect your skin, weight or moods seems to good to be true. Or is it?