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Is there any side effect on using copper T?

By Anonymous October 7, 2013 - 5:43am
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I'm manonmani , 29yrs
I gave birth to healthy baby (8.267335 lbs) through C-section above 7 months ago. My doctor has advised to use precautious measures for safer sex, she recommended pills (daily basis) or injections (every 3 mnths) or "copper T".... I'm opting for Copper T but is there any cons while using ths...... i have my periods regularly will fixing Copper T affect it Or is it possible to have safer sex without any precautions by simply controlling ejaculation entering the vagina.... pls suggest your opinion.........

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Copper T is an effective contraceptive and is one of the most immensely used methods of birth control worldwide. The failure rate is considered only 1% and may be this is the reason why many women use this method to remain stress free. 




October 10, 2013 - 5:11am
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Hi Anon,


Welcome to EmpowHER and thanks for your question. Cramping often occurs at the time of IUD insertion and may last one to two days thereafter. Backache may accompany cramping. Taking a non steroidal anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen an hour before insertion helps reduce pain and cramping. Some women feel lightheaded and dizzy at the time of insertion.  Heavy periods are the most common side effects. Would these side effects change the way you feel about the Copper T?




October 7, 2013 - 6:27am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

hi Daisy,
I'm not sure yet but thanks for your advice

October 10, 2013 - 4:57am
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