The IUS - also known as contraceptive shields - is a hormonal method of contraception. It is introduced into the uterus and unfolds there locally their contraceptive effect. The hormonal spiral is considered a safe method of contraception. Read more about their effect and application here!
How does the hormonal spiral work?
The spiral is a T-shaped plastic part that is loaded with the hormone progestin. The progestogen has a local anti-estrogenic effect and is continuously delivered to the uterus from the onset of onset. It ensures that the cervical mucus on the cervix thickens. This makes sperm penetration difficult. If some sperm get into the uterus, they are impaired in their mobility. The progestin of the hormone spiral also reduces the structure of the uterine lining. Should it nevertheless come to fertilization despite everything, the fertilized egg cell can not nest.
Who is the hormone spiral suitable for?
The hormone spiral is suitable for women who are looking for a long-term contraceptive method - the hormone spiral unfolds depending on the preparation for three to five years its effect. Even for women who do not want or are not allowed to use estrogen-containing contraceptive methods (such as the pill), contraceptive shielding is a suitable contraceptive method. Women who have not completed family planning can also use the hormonal contraceptive to prevent pregnancy after their removal.