Flexi-T/Liberte

Copper IUD

 

$80 + tax 

purchase in clinic

 

A plastic T shaped device that contains copper and sits inside the uterus

 

0% Levonorgestrel

 

99.2% - 99.4% Effective

 

1 in 100 get pregnant

 

Does not contain estrogen

 

In some cases decreases risk of endometrial cancer

 

May Increase menstrual bleeding & cramping 10-20%

 

Effective contraception up to 7 days after unprotected sex

 

5-10 years Duration

 

Mirena®

Hormonal IUS

 

$350 - $500 

available at local pharmacy

 

A plastic T shaped device that contains the hormone levonorgestrel and sits inside the uterus

 

52mg Levonorgestrel

 

99.9% Effective

 

8 in 1000 get pregnant

 

Does not contain estrogen

 

Decreases menstrual bleeding and cramping

 

May decrease endometriosis and precancerous uterine cells

 

Not effective for Emergency Contraception

 

5 years Duration

 

Kyleena®

Hormonal IUS

 

$350 - $500 

available at local pharmacy

 

A plastic T shaped device that contains the hormone levonorgestrel and sits inside the uterus

 

19.5mg Levonorgestrel

 

99.9% Effective

 

8 in 1000 get pregnant

 

Does not contain estrogen

 

Decreases menstrual bleeding and cramping

 

May decrease endometriosis and precancerous uterine cells

 

Not effective for Emergency Contraception

 

5 years Duration

 

Copper IUD vs. Hormonal IUS(Levornogestrel)

An Intrauterine contraception (IUC) is the most effective and safe reversible contraception.  It is a small T shaped object that sits in the uterus, and has one or two threads in the vagina for easy removal 5-10 years later, depending on the type and/or brand.  It does not interfere with intercourse. There are two main groups of IUC's available in Canada; IUD (device made of copper) and IUS (system of medication delivery).