Copper-T is one of the physical barriers apart from condoms. It is an intrauterine (IUT) which helps in delaying or cancels out the chance of pregnancy even if you have had unprotected sex. Some IUT devices provide up to 5 years of protection against unwanted pregnancies.
But doctors generally recommend this to women who have already had babies as there are a bunch of myths that revolve around this type of contraceptive method.
How does a Copper -T work?
It is a small T shaped device that gets attached inside your uterus when you physically insert it. It is coated with copper and it releases copper which further acts on the sperm that enters the vagina while having sex. This copper kills the life of the sperm and cancels any chance of pregnancy.
Doctors claim that Copper-T assures 99% protection from unwanted or accidental pregnancies. However, you’ll have to wait for around 24 hours before you can start having sex or insert tampons.
When to use it?
The device is functional from the moment it is inserted into your body. With the help of this device, it is possible to avoid unwanted pregnancy even 5 days after having unprotected sex.
Did you know, that you can use this method to avoid getting pregnant for almost 9-11 years!
How will your body feel on IUD?
IUD is a tiny device which goes straight up in your body and gets fixed there. Due to the small size, you might not even feel the presence of this inside the body.
Your menstrual cycle might be slightly different. In simple words, you will have heavy period flow or painful muscle cramps.
Your periods will be slightly more painful than the usual. Keep a bottle of hot water on your belly or the place of the cramp’s origination. You will find relief more quickly using this measure.
How to keep tabs on the IUD that has been inside?
Prevention is better than cure, so why take an unnecessary risk and put it all to a great risk. It is important for you to keep a check on your device especially after your periods because the chances of you getting pregnant are the most during this time.
To check what you need to do is, insert a finger into your vagina and try to feel your cervix. You will feel cartilaginous forms in your inner body and you shall find a string right there. Feel it, but don’t pull it.
Pros of using Copper-T
-You don’t have to constantly run to the medical store to purchase condoms.
-You don’t have to think about having a malfunctioning condom.
-You don’t have to put your body through the traumatic usage of oral pills.
-You don’t have to keep refilling your stock of contraceptives (both a condom and oral contraceptive).
-Copper-T can be easily used even at the time when you’re breastfeeding.
-It is a cost effective and a safer method of birth control.
Risks of using Copper-T
-Copper-T is one of the safest methods of contraception known to mankind. Severe problems are almost rare or never. But if you face the following symptoms, you need to check with your gynecologist as soon as possible.
-Fever and chills
-Stinging pain in your body
-Feeling pregnant could indicate bodily comforts such as tender and swollen breasts, sore nipples, nausea, and vomiting
-Positive home pregnancy test