The copper coil or 'IUD' is a small, T-shaped device made of plastic and copper that is inserted into your womb by a doctor or nurse. It is a very popular non-hormonal method as it's very effective and lasts over 5 years. Our data shows that it's got the second highest overall satisfaction rating of all methods reviewed at The Lowdown, after the hormonal coil (IUS).
What is in the Copper coil (IUD)?
Most copper coils are made of a T-shaped frame of polyethylene (plastic) and barium sulphate. Copper wire is wound around the vertical arm.