How do I check my coil threads?

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.

Can you feel the IUS/IUD coil during sex?

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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.

IUS/IUD coil fitting: what to expect


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.

Changing your contraception: how to switch methods


There are some logistics to consider when switching your form of contraception from one method to another. Timing is a key factor and the reality is it may take some time to actually make the switch.

Our most popular contraceptives: IUS v combination pill

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Rated two of the most popular birth control methods by The Lowdown reviewers, it seems only fair that we bring you an informative piece comparing the IUS – or intrauterine system – and the combined pill. By doing so, we hope you grasp a better understanding on what might be the best one for you and your body.

The Hormonal Coil – all your questions answered

Mirena Coil

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.