Etherena® T Cu 380 A

The Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (IUD) with a 1-step procedure

The copper intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) is non-hormonal, it acts by causing local inflammation of the endometrium that prevents implantation of the fertilized oocyte into the uterus. This activity is reinforced ancillary by the presence of copper. Copper has a cytotoxic effect on the gametes causing sperm alteration, thus leading to an inhibition of fertilization. The Etherena® IUD is effective from the day of insertion.

The Etherena® IUD is a reversible, long-term contraceptive method (until 10 years) indicated in uniparous and multiparous women for:

  • first-line standard intrauterine contraception,
  • emergency post-coital intrauterine contraception (within 5 days after report not or poorly protected),
  • post-partum and post-abortion intrauterine contraception (within 48 hours postpartum or post-abortion or after complete involution of the uterus).

Composition :

The Etherena® IUD consists of a T-shaped body made of polyethylene and barium sulfate. A copper wire is wrapped around the vertical axis.

In addition, the 2 horizontal arms are provided with copper sleeves in order to increase the copper content.

The total copper surface is 380 ± 38 mm2.

A monofilament suture made of high density polyethylene is attached to the ball of the T-structure at the base of the vertical axis.

Presentation :

The Etherena® IUD measures 32 mm wide × 36 mm long.

Medical Device Class III. 

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