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).
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.
The Etherena® IUD measures 32 mm wide × 36 mm long.
Medical Device Class III.