IUB Ballerine® CCD is a non-spherical, copper-coated intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) that 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 IUB Ballerine® IUD is effective from the day of insertion.
IUB Ballerine® is a reversible, long-term (5 years) contraceptive method indicated for nulliparous, primiparous 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).
IUB Ballerine® consists of a polyethylene-coated nitinol (nickel and titanium) shape memory wire on which 17 copper beads are distributed representing an exposed surface of 300 mm2. It takes a spherical shape upon release and adapts to the shape of the uterus, positioning itself ergonomically in the uterine cavity.
IUB Ballerine® is the smallest IUD available on the market: the diameter of the sphere when it takes shape in the uterus is about 15 millimeters.
Insertion is done thanks to an inserter with a diameter of 3.2 mm, the finest on the market.
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