INTRAUTERINE COPPER DEVICE (LYDIA IUDs)
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
LYDIA IUDs are small plastic and copper device that are inserted into the womb to prevent pregnancy for 5years (LYDIA Sleek) to 10 years (LYDIA Cu and LYDIA Safeload). It is safe, effective, requires no daily, weekly or monthly attention and discrete. Return to fertility is immediate after the removal of Lydia IUD.
You can insert LYDIA IUDs at any time during your menstrual cycle provided you have confirmed that you are not pregnant (through a pregnancy test), but preferably you should insert it during or immediately after your period.
Some women may experience side effects while others will not. These side effects normally decrease during the first 3-6 months of insertion. Common side effects to expect include mild to moderate lower abdominal pain during the first few days after insertion, heavier bleeding and/or longer periods, painful menses, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) may occur if you have Chlamydia or gonorrhea at the time of insertion.