Intrauterine Contraception (IUD/IUC) without hormones

Effectiveness: 99.4%

A t-shaped device that is inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. This type of IUD does not contain hormones. The ParaGard Copper T prevents pregnancy for up to 12 years by interfering with the motility (or movement) of the sperm and egg and acts as spermicide. Can be used by those who cannot take birth control that contain hormones.

 

Availability: Prescription only (Inserted at doctors office or clinic)
 

Cause of Failures: If the IUC comes out and it is not noticed
 

STI Prevention: None


Note: The uterus may be damaged during insertion.
 

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