An intrauterine device (IUD) is a small, flexible plastic
frame. It has copper wire and/or copper sleeves on it. It is inserted into a woman’s uterus through her vagina.
Copper bearing IUD's are amongst the most widely used contraceptives worldwide. They provide effectiveness upto 99.2%. More than 100 million women worldover use IUDs as a method of long term contraception.
IUDs also have one of the lowest discontinuation rates. This emphasizes the confidence of the user for this method.