CU-T (Intrauterine Device)

A copper T IUD is a tiny device that consists of a fine copper wire wrapped around a plastic frame. It prevents conception by being implanted inside the uterus. The IUD is threaded with a tiny nylon thread that passes past the cervix and into the top end of the vagina. Copper IUDs are available in two types: one that lasts 5 years and the other that lasts 10 years.

A doctor inserts the IUD into your uterus.

The copper IUD is toxic to the egg and sperm, preventing sperm from fertilising the eggs. It also slows the travel of the egg, delaying the probability of sperm and egg meeting. It also affects the uterine lining, rendering it incapable of supporting a fertilised egg.