Coil Myths! - Update from SWISH
Nullips (being nulliparous is not a contraindication to having a coil fitted);
- Nulliparous young women are often easy to fit.
- Preparation is important with good counselling and advice to take analgesia and eat prior to fitting.
- We all know that LARC is recommended, failure rates of methods other than LARC are high with typical use, for example;
- Percentage of women experiencing an unintended pregnancy within the first year of use (%)
Method Typical use Perfect use
Male condoms 15 2
Combined pill 8 0.3
Depo-Provera® 3 0.3
Copper IUD 0.8 0.6
Mirena IUS 0.2 0.2
Implanon® 0.05 0.05