Can you get the IUB in the UK?
Is the IUB on the NHS? The IUB was originally developed by OCON Medical in Austria in 2014 and has been available across Europe ever since. It first landed in the UK in 2017 and has been available privately since March 2017 – it was meant to be rolled out on the NHS last year but this has been pushed back due to Covid.
What is an IUB?
We report here on a new IUD, the IUB (Intrauterine Ball). The SCu300A IUB™ (hereafter “IUB™”) is a copper intrauterine device which upon insertion in the uterus takes a three dimensional spherical form. The IUB™ is deployed and removed in the same manner as standard IUDs and is expected to have the same efficacy.
Where is Ballerine available?
OCON is also looking to roll out the IUB Ballerine into more territories. It is currently available in numerous European territories, as well as Israel, Kenya, Uganda and South Africa, and OCON is planning to expand to South America, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, Ukraine, Japan and Turkey.
How effective is the Kyleena coil?
Effectiveness. This reversible, long-acting contraceptive method is over 99% effective. This means that out of every 100 women who use the Kyleena IUD in one year, less than 1 will become pregnant with typical use as well as with perfect use.
Can a copper IUD cause damage?
Some risks include: the IUD slipping partly or entirely out of the uterus. an increased risk of ectopic pregnancy if using an IUD while pregnant. infection after insertion of the IUD, which may cause infertility if left untreated.
How is IUB inserted?
After measuring your uterus, the IUB™ Ballerine® is carefully inserted through a thin tube. The tube is removed and the IUB™ Ballerine® remains inside your uterus where it finds its ideal position and becomes active immediately. The correct position of the IUB™ Ballerine® can be checked with ultrasound examination.