UT 380® insertion kits
The insertion kits consist of a UT 380® IUD in the Short or Standard version and the instruments for insertion:
- 1 Pozzi forceps
- 1 Chéron forceps
- 1 pair of wire scissors
UT 380® CCD is a non-hormonal copper intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) that acts by causing local inflammation of the endometrium and 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 UT 380® IUD is effective from the day of insertion.
UT 380® CCD is a reversible long-term contraceptive method (5 years) indicated in nulliparous, primiparous and multiparous women for: standard first-line intrauterine contraception, emergency post-coital intrauterine contraception (within 5 days of no or poorly protected), post-partum and post-abortion intrauterine contraception (within 48 hours postpartum or post-abortion or after complete involution of the uterus).
UT 380® consists of a body consisting of two flexible polyethylene arms, containing barium sulphate, from a vertical axis around which a 380 mm2 copper wire is wound. A monofilament nylon thread is attached at its center to the base of the device.
- UT 380® Short measures 28 mm wide x 29 mm long and is suitable for uterine cavities with a height of less than 7 cm.
- UT 380® Standard measures 32 mm wide x 32 mm long and is suitable for uterine cavities greater than or equal to 7 cm in height.