Looking for a safer, hormone-free contraceptive method? Many women loathe being on the pill but millions of women also struggle with intrauterine devices, or IUDs, especially due to their hormone content and the effects they can have on your body. A new design in birth control is aiming to change all that using copper to create a new birth control solution that requires absolutely no hormones, is virtually painless, and is effective for up to five years. The Copper Pearls are a revolutionary new contraceptive and it has just launched in South Africa.

So how does it work? Consisting of a special ball-shaped memory alloy, several copper pearls are strung on a uterus-friendly, polymer coated frame with the entire device measuring in at half the size of traditional IUDs. The ball shape has been designed to minimize risks and endometrial irritation while solving the problem of incorrect positioning long associated with T-shaped IUDs.

Once inserted, its contraceptive abilities start working immediately. The little device works by releasing tiny, and perfectly safe, amounts of copper into the uterus to prevent pregnancy with the same efficacy as oral contraceptives. It does this by limiting sperm mobility, preventing fertilization, and preventing implantation of the egg in the uterus. Should you wish to become pregnant, fertility is restored as soon as the Copper Pearls IUD is removed.

Want to know more? Watch this video to see how the Copper Pearls works here:

If you are looking for long term, hormone free, reversible pregnancy protection please talk to your healthcare provider to find out if you are a candidate for the Copper Pearls. For more information visit copperpearls.co.za.

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