Can you feel the IUD during sex?
If the IUD is inserted properly, neither partner will notice the IUD at all during sex.
Does the copper in the IUD present a hazard to my health?
The copper is not a health hazard. The tiny amount of copper released from the IUD is much less than the amount of copper that you consume every day in your drinking water and food.
Can I still use tampons ?
Tampons can be used normally when you have a Flexi-T.
Can I work out if I have a Flexi-T?
There is no reason not to exercise or swim while you have a Flexi-T.
The IUD is extremely flexible and bends in any direction to accommodate your movement.
Is there an increased risk of infection?
The risk of infections is no higher with the Flexi-T than without the Flexi-T.
Is there an increased risk of ectopic pregnancy?
The risk of ectopic pregnancy is lower for women who have a Flexi-T than for women who are not using any form of birth control.
After removal of the Flexi-T, how long will it take for me to be able to get pregnant again?
You will be fully fertile again immediately after the Flexi-T is removed.
Will I stop menstruating after the IUD is inserted?
The Flexi-T does not affect the body’s natural hormonal balance. Your menstrual cycle will continue to follow its natural rhythm.
Can I also use the Flexi-T after an ‘accident’?
The Flexi-T can also be used as a ‘morning after’ option up to a maximum of 5 days after the ‘accident’. Within that time frame, it is even more effective than the ‘morning after’ pill.
Could I still get pregnant even if I’m using a copper IUD?
No birth control method offers 100% certainty.
Is it possible for the body to push the IUD out on its own?
Expulsion of the IUD is very rare. Its unique, woman-friendly shape means that the Flexi-T is almost always accepted by the body.
When should I consult my doctor?
– If you can feel the IUD in your vagina
– If you stop menstruating
– If you are feeling abnormal discomfort in your lower abdomen
– If you are experiencing irregular bleeding
– If you are experiencing excessive blood flow
– If you became pregnant, despite the IUD is in place
If I receive electrotherapy or radiotherapy, should I notify the doctor that I have a copper IUD?
Yes, you should mention this fact.
Is the Flexi-T covered by health insurers?
The Flexi-T is covered by some health insurers if you have a prescription from your doctor.
Where can I get the Flexi-T?
The Flexi-T is available from your GP, your local sexual health foundation, gynaecologist or hospital and at the chemist’s