When we talk about birth control, then the only things that usually crosses our minds are condom, emergency contraceptive pills, and birth control pills. Although there are other methods as well to steer clear from unwanted pregnancies.
These are the Intra-Uterine Devices or the IUD which are said to be one of the most effective birth control methods. It relieves you from the tension of getting pregnant for 5 years. These devices are very small and are made of plastic and copper in the shape of T. it is sold under the name of Copper-T.
Copper is an Intrauterine Device which is used for birth control in women. This method is usually meant for those women who have given birth a baby recently. The process of establishing copper-T is very sensitive, so only the trusted medical experts should be reached for this. This device is inserted into a woman’s uterus. The plastic thread of the IUD hangs out of the vagina.
How is Copper-T Inserted?
The head of the T-shaped device is bent to insert it into the uterus of a woman. The plastic pipe is pointed outwards. Once inserted properly, Copper-T acts as a barrier between the zygote and the uterine walls. This prevents the woman to get pregnant.
How Does Copper-T Work?
Once inserted, the copper wire wound around the plastic begins to release the copper ions in the surrounding. The copper ions get mixed with the liquid of the uterus and the uterine mucous. That’s how the copper ion infused uterine liquids acts as a spermicide. Copper ions also reduce the motility of the sperm. Even if a sperm manages to fertilize an ovum, then the copper infused environment prevents the pregnancy to established.
How Much Effective is Copper-T?
A Copper-T can provide birth control benefits up till 10 years of insertion. However, this depends on the quality of the Copper-T as well. some Copper-T’s are exclusively produced to provide protection for 5 years. And whenever the woman wants to conceive, the experts remove the Copper-T from the uterus.
What Are Side Effects of Copper-T?
Some women have complained about untimely bleeding after getting the Copper-T implanted. This usually happens during the initial years of the implantation. Some women have also complained about the cramps in lower abdominal area. However, this pain is a little bit different from the menstrual cramps. The bleeding usually stops in few days and the painkillers are prescribed for pain relieving.
Some women might be allergic to Copper-T. they can experience red patches and itching in their vaginal area. In such situations, the Copper-T should be removed immediately.
Some women can also experience self-expulsion of Copper-T. this happens during the initial period of the implant. If they get the Copper-T implanted immediately after the childbirth, then this is more common to happen.
If not inserted properly, women can experience bruises and injury in their womb. Sometimes, it has also been seen that the IUD pokes a hole in the walls of the uterus. This can cause wounds and bleeding in women. If such IUD is not removed immediately, it can cause infections.