Copper Spiral

Copper Spiral An Effective Birth Control Method

The copper spiral is an option preferred by women as a contraceptive method. This method protects women from pregnancy and is very effective. In this article, we will provide detailed information about the copper spiral and answer frequently asked questions.

What is a Copper Spiral?

A copper spiral is a type of contraceptive that is inserted into the uterus and contains copper. Copper prevents fertilization by killing sperm cells. This reduces the risk of pregnancy. The copper spiral is usually T-shaped and inserted into the uterus. Copper has a lethal effect on sperm cells and thus prevents fertilization.

How Does a Copper Spiral Work?

The copper spiral is inserted into the uterus and provides continuous protection. Copper prevents fertilization by killing sperm cells. It also prevents the uterine wall from thickening, making it difficult for a fertilized egg to implant in the uterus. In this way, the copper IUD provides double protection by both preventing fertilization and making it more difficult for a fertilized egg to implant in the uterus.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Copper Spiral

The copper spiral has many advantages but also some disadvantages.


  • Long-term protection: Once inserted, the copper spiral provides protection for between 5-10 years. This makes it ideal for women looking for a long-term method of protection.
  • Hormone-free: The copper spiral does not contain hormones. It is therefore suitable for women who are sensitive to hormonal contraception.
  • Easy to use: Once inserted into the uterus by a health professional, the copper spiral requires no handling. This means there is no risk of user error.


  • May increase menstrual bleeding: Some women may notice an increase in menstrual bleeding when they start using a copper spiral.
  • May cause menstrual cramps: Menstrual cramps may occur as a side effect of using a copper spiral.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  1. How long does a copper spiral provide protection?
    • Once inserted, the copper spiral provides protection for 5 years.
  2. How to insert and remove a copper spiral?
    • Insertion and removal of the copper spiral is usually performed by a health professional.
  3. What should I pay attention to when using a copper spiral?
    • It is important to have regular medical check-ups when using the copper spiral.

You can contact Dr. Tuba Nadide Yilmaz to make an appointment. She is an expert in this field and can help you find the best contraceptive method for you.

Dr. Tuba Nadide Yilmaz

Dr. Tuba Nadide Yilmaz

Obstetrician Dr. Tuba Nadide Yilmaz is a leading expert in her field, specializing in genital aesthetics and health services with extensive knowledge and experience. She offers comprehensive guidance for maintaining a healthy lifestyle along with customized solutions that cater to individual patient needs using modern treatment methods. We endeavor to restore your self-confidence. Please feel free to contact us for any questions or appointment requests. Our top priority is your health.