Intra Uterine Coil Device
An IUCD is placed in the uterus (or womb) to prevent pregnancy by stopping an egg from being fertilized or implanting into the womb.
It is a small device that can be left in the body for 5 to 10 years. Therefore it can also be used as a form of regular contraception to prevent pregnancy over the 5 to 10 years.
It can also be used as a form of emergency contraception by inserting the IUCD within 5 days after unprotected sex. It is the most effective form of emergency contraception because it will prevent 99% of pregnancies.