Intrauterine Contraceptive Devices

Intrauterine Contraceptive Devices


At the Dublin Well Woman Centre we use two types of copper intrauterine device (IUD) for long term contraception. The Copper T 380 device provides safe effective contraception for at least 10 years. The Mini TT 380 copper lasts for 5 years.

Both are small T – shaped devices that must be inserted into your womb by a trained doctor.

How does a copper coil work?

How effective is the copper coil?

What are the advantages of a copper coil?

What are the disadvantages of a copper coil?

How is an IUD fitted?

After an IUD is fitted do I have to do anything?

What if I change my mind?

What if I get pregnant while using an IUD?

I want to have a baby. Will I be able to get pregnant when the IUD is removed?