hormone releasing IUD
99% effective, convenient contraception
Do you feel like you are having a bad reaction to oral contraceptives? Or want more protection than just condoms? A hormone- releasing IUD could be for you.
Many women are now moving away from oral contraceptives to Intra-Uterine Contraceptive Devices (IUD). At Azure Medical, we can perform an IUD insertion, fitting, removal and replacement. The IUD we use at Azure Medical is the only one available in Australia that is hormone-releasing.
An Intra-Uterine Contraceptive device, commonly referred to as an IUD or ‘the coil’, is a small plastic and copper-based device that is inserted inside your womb to prevent pregnancy. The device is often ‘T’ shaped and has a nylon string attached, making the removal process easy for your doctor. The basic concept of an IUD is that it makes your uterus inhospitable for pregnancy. However, once the IUD is removed, you immediately return to your natural level of fertility.
The hormone-releasing factor means that the mucus in your cervix becomes thicker, making it so that sperm cannot get into your uterus. With a thicker mucus, it also affects the ability for the sperm and egg to travel through the uterus and fallopian tubes, thus reducing chances of fertilisation.