The primary mechanism is believed to be through the inhibition of fertilization through direct toxicity on sperm and oocytes. As well, should fertilization occur, the presence of a copper IUD will cause an inflammatory reaction within the endometrium that may have an anti-implantation effect on the sperm. Finally, the increase in copper concentration in cervical mucus may inhibit sperm transport and delivery.
This IUD features copper not only on the vertical stem but on the horizontal arms as well, thereby increasing the lifespan of the product to up to 10 years.
What is Copper TT 380 Slimline IUD used for?
Copper TT 380 Slimline IUD is suitable for women of childbearing age who wish to minimize the chance of pregnancy. The patient must not be pregnant at the time of copper IUD insertion. This device is unable to provide protection against sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV. Another benefit of this product is its suitability as a form of emergency contraception.