The non-hormonal IUD is a small piece of plastic and copper shaped like a T. This contraceptive method will be implanted into your uterus. Copper slightly modifies the environment of the uterus and prevents sperm from reaching the ovules. The IUD offers five (5) years of pregnancy protection, depending on the type of device you use. If you want to get pregnant, you can take it off.
What is the availability of the copper IUD in Mexico?
The copper IUD can be purchase at the Marie Stopes foundation, Saludbox, or the network of allied doctors of DKT Mexico. They are also free for all IMSS (Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social) beneficiaries.
Is it necessary to have a prescription to acquire the copper IUD in Mexico?
The patient that wants to use the copper IUD needs to have a previous appointment with a health professional. It is necessary to evaluate the clinical history and lifestyle of the patient for the professional to prescribe the best contraceptive method. Furthermore, the non-hormonal IUD implantation takes place in a medical center, and the most common recommendation is to do it on the first day of menstruation.
Are there any age restrictions to acquire the non-hormonal IUD or Copper IUD in Mexico?
No, as long as it is prescribed by a health professional.
What is the price of the copper IUD in Mexico?
The price depends on the provider, but it can be from MXN 500 onwards.
What are the brands available in Mexico?
DKT Mexico has programs that provide access to next-generation contraceptive methods at recovery costs. Among these are Médicos Elite and Consultorio DKT. The next-generation contraceptive methods can also be found at their Prudence online store.
It is possible to request the insertion of the device in Marie Stopes México. The IMSS, part of the public sector, provides this contraceptive method for free, but there is no information on the brand.
Who can be contacted for more information?
Marie Stopes México
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