Copper T Treatment
If you are looking into your possibility for birth control, one way you may want to think about it the IUD. IUDs are considered both effective and safe for most women.
What Is an IUD?
“IUD” stands for “Intrauterine Device” Shaped like a “T” and a bit larger than a quarter, an IUD fits inside your uterus. It stops pregnancy by stopping sperm from entering and fertilizing eggs. If you use an IUD correctly, your chance of getting pregnant is less than 1%. Most healthy women can use an IUD. They are especially suited to women with one partner and at low risk of contracting an STD. IUDs don’t protect against STDs.
Why it's done
It gives effective, long-term contraception. It can be used in premenopausal women of all generations, including teenagers.
Among various benefits,
- Eliminates the need to interrupt sex for contraception
- Can remain in place for up to 10 years
- Can be removed at any time
- Can be used while breast-feeding
- Can be used for emergency contraception if inserted within five days after an unprotected courtship
isn’t appropriate for everyone. Your health care provider may discourage the use of ParaGard if you:
Have uterine abnormalities — such as large fibroids — that interfere with the placement or retention of ParaGard
- Have uterine or cervical cancer
- Have unexplained vaginal bleeding
- Are allergic to any component of ParaGard
- Have a disorder that causes too much copper to expand in your liver, brain, and other vital organs (Wilson’s disease)
Less than 1 percent of women who use ParaGard will get pregnant in the first year of typical use. Over time, the risk of pregnancy in women who use ParaGard remains low.
If you do consider while using ParaGard, you’re at high risk of an ectopic pregnancy — when the fertilized egg implants outside the uterus, usually in a fallopian tube. But because ParaGard prevents most pregnancies, the overall risk of having an ectopic pregnancy is lower than it is for sexually active women who don’t use contraception.
How you prepare
ParaGard can be injected anytime during a normal menstrual cycle. If you just had a baby, your doctor might suggest waiting about eight weeks after delivery before inserting ParaGard.
Before injecting ParaGard, your gynaecologist will evaluate your overall health and do a pelvic exam. You may have a pregnancy test to verify you’re not pregnant, and you may be screened for STIs.
Taking a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicine, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others), one to two hours before the procedure can help decrease cramping.