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If you require health advice and are unable to contact your local health practitioner, you can reach Healthline for free at 0800 611 116. In case of a life-threatening emergency, dial 111 and request an ambulance.
The development of this website was supported with an educational grant from Bayer. The content of the website has been developed independently of Bayer.
Protected&Proud has partnered with Healthpoint, Aotearoa’s health and social services directory, to provide a comprehensive service directory for contraception services.
Service information from Healthpoint is the property of Healthpoint Limited. We are not responsible for the Content supplied by Healthpoint or any Third Party Providers via Healthpoint.
A non-hormonal (Copper) IUD is a small, T-shaped plastic device which contains copper. It is put into the uterus (womb). A Copper IUD does not contain hormones. The copper IUD can also be used as an Emergency Contraception.
LASTS FROM 5 TO 10 YEARS | PLACED IN THE UTERUS | EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY | EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION – UP TO 5 DAYS AFTER SEX
A Hormonal IUD is a small, T-shaped plastic device, which contains the hormone progestogen to control your fertility. The device is put into the uterus (womb).
HORMONES | LASTS FROM 3 TO 5 YEARS | PLACED IN THE UTERUS | EFFECTIVE IN 7 DAYS
Two small, flexible plastic rods that are placed just under the skin in the upper arm. The implant releases the hormone progestogen to control fertility.
HORMONES | LASTS UP TO 5 YEARS | PLACED IN THE ARM | EFFECTIVE IN 7 DAYS