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The Emergency Intra-Uterine Device

 
 

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The IUD is sometimes called the ‘coil’. It is a small "T" shaped piece of plastic and copper that is inserted into the vagina, through the cervix and into the uterus. It can be fitted as an emergency contraceptive up to 5 days after unprotected sex.  It has to be fitted by a specially trained doctor or nurse so you should check with a service to see if they fit IUDs before going.

The emergency IUD is almost 100% effective at whatever stage you fit it within the 5 days after unprotected. (Emergency IUD can sometimes be fitted later than 5 days after unprotected sex depending on the time of the cycle, so seek advice from a doctor or nurse.)

If you think you are too late for Emergency Contraception still see a doctor or nurse as they may still be able to help

Emergency Contraception is freely available from Contraception Clinics. Use the Service Finder to find a clinic that’s most convenient for you. Or call our Central Booking line 01772 401140 for more information.

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The IUD can be fitted at:

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