T-Safe leaflet

T-Safe information leaflet

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

This information page and the information leaflets complement the patient information leaflet. Always read the patient information leaflet before having a T-Safe IUD implanted.


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 in hand - Hormone-free contraception

Functioning, placement and post-checking

The T-Safe is easy to insert by the family doctor, midwife or gynaecologist. How the IUD works:

  • 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

In the first three months after insertion, 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

Do not use T-Safe if

Menstrual cup

Research has shown that women lose their IUD more often when using a menstrual cup. The advice is therefore not to use a menstrual cup in combination with an IUD.

If you do want to use a menstrual cup, do not use it until three months after insertion. Break the vacuum before removing the cup without pulling the IUD wires and always check that the IUD is not in the cup.

Do you have any questions?

Take a look at the FAQ page. There you will find the most common questions and the answers. Is what you are looking for not there either? Then get in touch with us!

T-Safe women