Your doctor will perform a vaginal examination to determine the size of your uterus and the correct size of IUCD to use. The IUCD will then be inserted using an introducer and the procedure usually takes about 5 minutes.
The IUCD is best inserted towards the end of menstrual flow because it is at this time that you are unlikely to be pregnant, and the neck of the womb, being softer and slightly open, makes insertion easier. An IUCD can also be inserted during the termination of pregnancy procedure.
No. The IUCD is as safe as any other contraceptive method and it does not cause cancer.
Yes. It is important that you see your doctor for regular check-ups after the IUCD has been inserted. Your doctor will advise you on the frequency.
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