Physicians agree that contraception with an intrauterine device (an IUD or coil) is the most effective reversible contraceptive option after giving birth. However, traditional IUDs are causing problems when inserted immediately after a caesarian section when the uterus is enlarged: they can fall out, be displaced or embed in the wall of the uterus as the uterus contracts to its normal size. Furthermore, this can lead to pain and bleeding with rates of expulsion and displacement up to 40% or more being reported. (Lumbiganon 2010, Gibbons 2010)
Gyn-CS as it is specifically designed for insertion immediately after delivery by caesarean section, by anchoring the device into the upper uterine wall. GYN-CS acts as a contraceptive for 3 or 10 years by releasing copper ions and it is therefore completely hormone free. This results in a very slim and flexible design that adapts to any size of uterus – both the uterus that is still expanded due to the pregnancy as well as the uterus that has regained its normal size after 6 to 8 weeks.
The benefits of Gyn-CS as a contraceptive method after caesarean section!
Placement is easy, safe and quickly accomplished (fit and forget)
Long-term contraception (3 or 10 years)
High contraceptive protection of over 99.5% (PI 0.1-0.5)