T-Safe is a reliable, high-quality copper IUD ideal for women who choose hormone-free contraception.
Did you know that T-Safe is the most commonly used copper IUD in the Netherlands?

THE HORMONE-FREE ALTERNATIVE

What is a T-Safe copper IUD?


T-Safe is a reliable, high-quality copper IUD ideal for women who choose hormone-free contraception. The natural cycle is maintained and you can have carefree sex.
The T-Safe IUD is T-shaped and made of plastic and copper. T-Safe also works as emergency contraception if inserted within five days of unsafe sex.

T-Safe copper spiral

Functioning, placement and post-checking


The T-Safe is easy to insert by the general practitioner, midwife or gynaecologist. Functioning of the copper IUD:

  • copper paralyses the sperm cells and prevents the fertilisation of an egg
  • copper prevents an egg from implanting in the uterine wall.

Immediately after insertion, the IUD gradually releases a little copper and you are protected against pregnancy for ten years. T-Safe can also be used between pregnancies.

Arrange for a physical check-up six weeks after the IUD has been inserted. The health care provider will check whether the IUD is in place and you can discuss any complaints.

T-Safe copper spiral pack

Side effects of the copper IUD


In the first three months after insertion of a copper IUD, your periods may be different from normal. Most women experience little to no inconvenience from the IUD. Others may have side effects, such as:

  • heavy, prolonged and/or irregular menstruation
  • abdominal cramps (sometimes severe)
  • intermittent blood loss

After about three months, your body gets used to the IUD and the natural cycle restores. A small number of women continue to have slightly more blood loss during their periods.

T-Safe is less suitable for women who naturally have heavy menstrual periods and who suffer from this condition.


When should you not use t-safe?


  • in case of unexplained vaginal bleeding
  • in case of an active inflammation of the genital system
  • in the event of a uterine anomaly
  • in Wilson's disease
  • in case of a copper allergy
  • when you are pregnant
T-Safe copper spiral use
T-Safe leaflet

T-Safe information leaflet

The information leaflet is available in five languages.
You can view the leaflets in all languages here and download.

information leaflets

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?


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