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29 November, 2023 Esosa N. Igie

Unveiling the Benefits of IUDs: Classification and Guide to Types and Benefits

Unveiling the Wonders of IUDs: A Comprehensive Guide to Types and Benefits


In the realm of contraception, Intrauterine Devices (IUDs) stand out as a revolutionary option, DKT NIGERIA offers a spectrum of benefits and choices for women. LYDIA IUD recognizes the importance of making informed decisions about reproductive health. In this comprehensive guide, we delve into the diverse world of IUDs, exploring the various types and highlighting the myriad advantages they bring.

Understanding IUDs

What is an IUD?

An Intrauterine Device (IUD) is a small, T-shaped contraceptive device that is inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. It is a highly effective, long-term solution, providing a hassle-free alternative to daily birth control methods.

Types of IUDs

  1. Hormonal IUDs

ELOIRA is one of such hormonal IUDs (IUS). This intrauterine system (IUS) consists of a plastic frame with a reservoir containing the drug Levonorgestrel used to treat certain gynecological conditions and prevent pregnancy.

This IUD releases a controlled amount of progestin, a synthetic hormone, to prevent pregnancy. This hormonal IUD not only provides exceptional contraceptive efficacy but also comes with added benefits such as menstrual regulation and long-term protection of up to 5 years. Eloira also works as a treatment for gynecological conditions such as 

  1. reducing the endometrial lining of the womb making it possible for lighter and shorter period cycles.
  2. gynecological conditions associated with heavy menstrual bleeding such as suspected Adenomyosis, Endometrial Hyperplasia, Uterine fibroid less than 5cm, and early-stage of endometrial cancer.
  3. Endometriosis
  4. Idiopathic Menorrhagia

Benefits of Hormonal IUDs:

  1. Highly Effective: Hormonal IUDs are over 99% effective, making them one of the most reliable contraceptive options available.
  2. Menstrual Regulation: Many women experience lighter periods and reduced menstrual cramps with hormonal IUDs.
  3. Long-Term Protection: Once inserted, hormonal IUDs provide protection for several years, eliminating the need for daily maintenance.


For those seeking hormone-free contraception options, the Lydia IUD range is perfect for you because they are designed to suit various uterus shapes and whatever your current stage is in life. Non-hormonal IUDs like Lydia IUD (BELYDIASMART) also known as Copper T are a viable solution for today’s woman. Instead of hormones, copper IUDs leverage the natural contraceptive properties of copper to prevent pregnancy. 

Lydia IUD comes in 5 variants 

  1. Lydia Copper T
  2. Lydia Safe Load
  3. Lydia Sleek
  4. Lydia Copper Y
  5. Lydia Postpartum


Benefits of Copper T IUD:

  1. Hormone-Free: Ideal for individuals sensitive to hormonal contraceptives
  2. Longevity: Copper T IUDs can protect for up to 10 years, making them a cost-effective choice for long-term contraception.
  3. Quick Reversibility: Fertility typically returns promptly upon the removal of the copper IUD, allowing for flexibility in family planning.

Factors to Consider When Choosing an IUD Method

The decision to use an IUD is personal and reflective of one's goals and lifestyle. It is imperative to consult with a healthcare professional to determine the best method for you. Doing this will give the healthcare professional a holistic view so that the right recommendations are made. Here are key factors that are considered before a method is recommended:

  1. Health History: Consider any pre-existing conditions or health concerns that may influence the choice of IUD.
  2. Menstrual Preferences: Reflect on whether you prefer a method that may alter your menstrual cycle or one that maintains your natural rhythm.
  3. Duration of Use: Evaluate your long-term contraceptive goals. Some IUDs offer protection for a few years, while others provide extended coverage.

The process of getting an IUD involves a simple, outpatient procedure performed by a healthcare professional. The insertion is quick and relatively painless, offering immediate protection once completed. Similarly, removal is a straightforward process, once patients are ready to start having children, the same process is followed for the prompt return of fertility.

As conversations around reproductive health evolve, the IUD stands as a symbol of empowerment, providing individuals with the liberty of choice. If you are considering the IUD, please consult a healthcare professional to explore whether this method aligns with your health and family planning goals. You can also call our toll-free number 7790 for directions to a healthcare provider near you.
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