How do I get Gyn-CS as contraception after birth?
You cannot just buy Gyn-CS as birth control. It was specifically designed for insertion during caesarean birth. Logically, the indication for a caesarean section must already have been made. If you are planning a caesarean section and you are interested in contraception with Gyn-CS in case of an emergency caesarean section (since it is already assumed that spontaneous birth can be associated with complications). In these cases, contact a clinic that offers Gyn-CS as birth control (clinic finder) and arrange a pre-appointment with a trained Gyn-CS physician. He will then examine you, give you more information about Gyn-CS and discuss all further details with you.
Has Gyn-CS been tested long enough to prevent childbirth?
Gyn-CS was developed and is produced in Belgium. Since then, there have been several “proof of concept” studies and also long-term studies. The first study involved 140 women, 70 of whom used Gyn-CS for birth control and 70 for a conventional copper IUD (TCu380A or Paragard). In the group with Gyn-CS there was only one expulsion (1.4%) which was attributed to a defective anchoring; in the other group 8 expulsions (11.4%) were recorded. The study lasted 3 months as most expulsions of conventional IUDs occur during this period.
In the second study, 100 women participated in a 3-month study. There was only one expulsion recorded.
The third study examined how well the anchoring system works by measuring the distance of the anchor marker from the surface of the uterus. There were no significant differences in distance after 3 months compared to an average time interval of 20 months. There were no perforations or other complications. Studies of the contraceptive efficacy have not been conducted with Gyn-CS as the contraceptive effect of the frameless copper coil has been sufficiently proven.,,
1. Unal C, Eser A, Tozkir E. Clinical experience with an innovative frameless copper-releasing IUD (Gyn-CS®) specifically for intracesarean insertion use –A randomized comparative trial examining early stage expulsion rates. Contraception 2018
2. Eser A, Unal , Albayrak B, Wildemeersch D. Clinical experience with a novel anchored frameless copper-releasing contraceptive device (Gyn-CS®) for intracesarean insertion to prevent displacement and expulsion –A 3-month study. Eur J Contracept Reprod Health care
3. Eser A, Albayrak AB, Yavuz A, Sakin O, Wildemeersch D. Intracaesarean insertion of a novel frameless IUD (Gyn-CS®) – results at 20-months
What is the contraceptive effect of Gyn-CS after cesarean section?
The contraceptive effect of copper has long been known and tested. It is especially safe because it creates a double effect. On the one hand, copper acts as a spermicide, immobilizing the sperm and preventing its penetration into the uterus or ovaries. On the other hand, the foreign body in the uterus triggers a kind of foreign body reaction, which would also prevent the implantation of an egg. This double effect makes contraception with copper at birth more than 99.5% safe, while acting without any hormones or systemic side effects.
Can I have more children after Gyn-CS?
Yes, you can. The advantage of Gyn-CS is that it is an excellent alternative to tubal sterilization, with long duration of action (10 years for the longest-acting version).
Because of its safety and long action, fertility is not impaired at any time. When you wish to regain your fertility, Gyn-CS can be removed in a doctor’s office and you can become pregnant again immediately. Gyn-CS therefore represents the only a long-term and highly reliable contraceptive fitted following caesarean birth in contrast with all sterilisation methods which require expensive surgery to restore fertility without guarantee of success.
I still have questions about Gyn-CS
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Gyn-Cs is approved for use and sale throughout the EU!