UT 380® Short CCDBrand: UT 380®
Intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD)
A copper-based, non-hormonal intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) that prevents the fertilized oocyte from implanting in the uterus. This activity is reinforced in an ancillary manner through the presence of copper. Copper has a cytotoxic effect on gametes causing damage to sperm, which inhibits fertilization. The UT 380® IUD is effective from the day of its insertion.
A long-term (5 years) reversible contraceptive method which is indicated in nulliparous, first-time and multiparous women for:
- Usual first-line intrauterine contraception,
- Emergency post-coital intrauterine contraception (within 5 days of unprotected or poorly protected intercourse)
- Postpartum and postabortion intrauterine contraception (within 48 hours postpartum or postabortion or after complete involution of the uterus).
UT 380® consists of a body composed of two flexible polyethylene arms, which contains barium sulphate, starting from a vertical axis, around which a 380 mm2 copper wire is wound. A single strand nylon thread is attached at its center to the base of the device.
UT 380® Short is 28mm wide × 29mm long and is suitable for uterine cavities less than 7cm high. ACL code: 3401074027479
The UT 380® Short IUD is available as a single version or with a complete installation kit:
1 Pozzi forceps
1 Chéron forceps
1 pair of wire-cutting scissors
Code ACL UT 380® Short with installation kit: 3700111400153