Things every woman must know about Copper-T

Things every woman must know about Copper-T Things every woman must know about Copper-T

by Simarjeet Kaur

When we consider regarding birth control or giving the gap between births of two children, measures that commonly came on our minds are contraceptive pills and condoms. But if you are exhausted of consuming contraceptive pills daily or be indecisive using a condom for constrained pleasure, then Copper-T is supposed to be the ideal choice as an elongated contraception method. Since Copper-T is the most helpful and effective measure to avoid unwanted pregnancies since it relieves the stress of getting pregnant for 3-5 years once inserted. However, before opting for this measure, it is better to know everything about Copper-T. Below are some of the essential things regarding Copper-T:

What is Copper-T and how it is inserted?

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Copper-T is an intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) that is intended to be inserted into the uterus of the woman to prevent unwanted pregnancies. It is fabricated with plastic and copper and it acquires the shape of the alphabetical letter T. During the insertion process the end part of the T-shaped tool is folded to place it into the opening of the uterus and the straw-like tube tips outwards.

After insertion, Copper-T works as a barrier between the uterine wall and the zygote since the spermicidal outcomes of the Copper T get charged. As the copper wire curved around the plastic body commences to release the copper ions in the vaginal area. Subsequently, copper ions begin to combine with the fluid present in the uterus and the uterine mucous. Apart from this, Copper ions also aid in lessening the swimming and movement of sperms. In any case, if fertilisation takes place, the Copper ions make sure that the fertilised egg does not insert itself into the wall of the uterus.

Benefits of Copper-T

  • It is an inexpensive and easy method that depends on single insertion and works rightly for years without any hassle.
  • It doesn’t require daily maintenance and can be used as an immediate contraceptive method as well but if it is inserted within 5 to 7 days of unprotected sex.
  • Once you are ready to have a baby, Copper-T can be removed and the fertility speed of woman comes to its normal position once the apparatus is removed.

Possible Side Effects of Inserting Copper-T

  • Though it is a harmless way but few women might get untimely and heavy bleeding after insertion of Copper-T. This usually happens during first two to three years after the insertion. Several women might also undergo paining and cramping lower abdomen and back.
  • Some women may perhaps experience self-exclusion of Copper-T, although this usually happens if the device is inserted directly after the childbirth.
  • Some women might face wounds in their womb if Copper-T is not placed in perfectly. Some woman might also be sensitive to plastic and copper material used in the device that can cause rashes, tenderness and itchiness in vaginal area. In those cases, removing Copper-T is better option to evade further infection.
  • Copper-T does not guard against STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) or any type of infections.

You must also know that Copper-T is not suggested for ladies who are suffering from uterus or cervical cancer, pelvic or other vaginal problems and pregnant ladies.

 

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