A Copper T is a simple intrauterine device or IUD that is made up of a flexible T-shaped piece of plastic which is wrapped with a thin copper wire.  The shape of the Copper T is chosen as it fits perfectly in the uterine cavity, allowing the Copper T to stay in place for a long time, even years without moving.

When the Copper T is inserted, the ends of the ‘T’ are folded and inserted into the patient with a tube that is more straw-like.

How Does Copper -T Work?

  • The devise releases Copper ions in the uterine cavity making the endometrium lining hostile for the implantation of embryo.
  • This device can also be used as emergency contraception under a Gynaecologist’s supervision.
  • The lasting duration of device is of 3 types- 3 years,5 years, 10 years
  • Copper-T insertion is an OPD procedure.
  • Normal work can be resumed immediately after the insertion.
  • It is necessary to have 1 check up with Gynaecologist at 6 monthly intervals.
  • Insertion of Copper-T is done towards the last day of the menses.

Dr Himani Gupta, Gynaecologist & Obstetrician at Kharghar, Navi Mumbai who practices at Mother ‘n’ Care Clinic, understands the necessity of proper family planning, birth spacing & birth control and the medical treatments required for it. Therefore, she provides you with numerous birth control options, one of them being the Copper T insertion which is performed with upmost care.