Hauora Hokianga / Hokianga Health
Primary Healthcare Service, Kaupapa Māori
An Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD) is inserted into a woman’s uterus to prevent pregnancy. Depending on the type of device, it will need to be changed after between three and five years.
One particular brand of IUCD is often used to reduce heavy bleeding during periods.
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This page was last updated at 5:49PM on October 13, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Hauora Hokianga / Hokianga Health.