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Copper Coil Fitting



About the copper Coil:

Copper coil, also known as a copper intrauterine device (IUD) or copper-T, is a small, T-shaped device made of plastic and wrapped in copper wire. It is inserted into the uterus by a healthcare provider to prevent pregnancy. The copper coil works by releasing copper ions, which are toxic to sperm, thus preventing fertilisation.

Here are some benefits of having a copper coil fitted:

  • Long-lasting contraception: Copper coils can provide contraception for up to 10 years, depending on the type of device. This makes them suitable for women who want long-term birth control without needing to remember to take a daily pill or use other forms of contraception.

  • Highly effective: Copper coils are one of the most effective forms of reversible contraception available, with a success rate of over 99%. Once inserted correctly, they require minimal maintenance and offer continuous protection against pregnancy.

  • Hormone-free: Unlike hormonal contraceptive methods such as birth control pills or hormonal IUDs, the copper coil does not release any hormones into the body. This makes it a suitable option for women who prefer non-hormonal contraception or those who experience side effects from hormonal birth control.

  • Rapid return to fertility: After removal of the copper coil, fertility typically returns quickly. Unlike some other forms of contraception, there is usually no delay in the resumption of normal fertility after discontinuation.

  • Convenient and discreet: Once inserted, the copper coil is discreet and does not interfere with sexual activity. There's no need to interrupt intimacy for contraception, and it doesn't require any action before or after sex.

  • Cost-effective: While the upfront cost of a copper coil insertion may seem high, especially compared to monthly expenses for birth control pills, it can be more cost-effective in the long run due to its long duration of effectiveness.

What is Included in my appointment: 

  • Pre-fitting telephone consultation to thoroughly discuss coil options and the procedure, ensuring that all questions and concerns are addressed beforehand.

  • Comprehensive physical examination to assess suitability and ensure optimal placement. 

  • Detailed assessment and fitting process tailored to individual needs and preferences. 

  • Extensive provision of advice and guidance for aftercare, including thorough instructions and resources for ongoing support and management.

Cost for fitting is £195, please note this does not include the cost of the Copper Coil

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