WILL IT HURT? GETTING AND USING THE HORMONAL COIL

Concerns about pain are natural, but there’s no need to worry

The hormonal coil (IUS) is one of the most reliable long-acting contraceptives. Once fitted, it can remain in place for up to 3 to 5 years. That means no more having to remember to take a daily pill, change a patch every week, or make a monthly appointment for a contraceptive injection. Despite its ease of use, many women have concerns about getting an IUS fitted, and what they can expect afterwards.

COMMON CONCERNS

While you should consult your doctor or nurse to help you decide whether to get an IUS, we’ve tackled some of the most common questions here.

ALTERNATIVE CONTRACEPTION METHODS

If your usual contraception recently let you down, if a late period has caused you concern, or if your current method doesn’t fit your lifestyle, consider these contraception methods:

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NEED ADVICE? SPEAK TO YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL.

Seek out an appointment with your doctor or nurse for further support that is specific to you and your lifestyle.

Is It Okay?

CONSIDER THIS

It’s a common fear women have when contemplating an IUS. However, your doctor or nurse will give you more information on placement pain and measures to minimize it.  

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KNOW YOUR OPTIONS

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