Categories: Family Planning

Well the cooper IUD, can be used as a form of emergency contraceptive if applied within five days of unprotected sex. In addition, the copper IUD is the only reversible long-term contraceptive that is not hormone-based. Therefore, women can use this form of contraceptive for up to ten years without worrying about hormonal side effects (If they have ever suffered from those).

Among various benefits, the copper IUD:

  • Eliminates the need to interrupt sex for contraception
  • Can remain in place for up to 10 years
  • Can be removed at any time
  • Can be used while breast-feeding
  • Doesn’t carry the risk of side effects, such as blood clots, related to hormonal birth control methods

Besdes the copper IUD, Ella (ulipristal acetate). Ella is a nonhormonal pill. It contains ulipristal, a nonhormonal drug that blocks the effects of key hormones necessary for conception. It is available only by prescription.