Intra Uterine Copper Device (IUCD) is a small device made of plastic and copper that is inserted into the uterus (womb). It has two threads at the end, which hang through the entrance of uterus (cervix) into the upper part of vagina. IUCD prevents sperm and egg from meeting and prevents the implantation of fertilized egg in uterine activity. It is effective immediately and provides long-term protection. An IUCD does not cause an abortion.

There are two types of IUCDs:

IUCD is an effective method to prevent unwanted pregnancies and there are three methods of IUCD insertions:

IUCD Misconceptions

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