birth control


Question by  Michele76 (34)

How effective is the contraception coil?

It's also called an IUD.


Answer by  Jennk (388)

IUD can be extremely effective method of birth control. However, it is important that you do not consider this method of birth control if you are not in a committed monogamous relationship. It does nothing to protect against STDs and multiple partners can increase your chance of getting an infection.


Answer by  SM75 (7)

It's over 98% effective in typical use. Additionally, it should be effective from day 1. However, it should be noted that depending on which type is used, the IUD will have to be replaced more or less frequently to maintain the 98% effectiveness.


Answer by  AnnSir (106)

The contraceptive coil, which is actually a T shaped device, is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. Birth control pills are 98 to 99% effective if taken as directed. The effective rate declines if pills are missed. Contraceptive coils typically last 5 years or a bit longer depending on the type.


Answer by  zarasluv (197)

It's about as effective as the birth control pill; however, there have been incidents where they have moved or came loose without knowledge. Therefore, a person could get pregnant and not know it and the results of that alone could be of grave devestation.


Answer by  NGoodson (3395)

IUDs are about 99% effective. Any method of birth control that you choose is not 100% effective but as far as IUDs go for birth control, this is a pretty good percentage.


Answer by  bunkerhill (825)

I loved mine and they're good for 5 years. The only thing you have to do is check to make sure the string is still in place after each period. Most of the time you won't even get a period, so be sure to check it's still in place at least once a month.

You have 50 words left!