There must be no risk of pregnancy at the time of your appointment — unless you are getting the copper IUD as emergency contraception.
For the month before your appointment, you need to stop having penis in vagina sex — or you need to use contraception correctly each time you have sex during that month.
It's best to use reliable contraception like the pill or condoms — ideally both — to prevent pregnancy for the month before you get an IUD. Make an appointment with us to get a prescription for the pill, condoms, or both.
Your appointment may have to be cancelled, rescheduled, or changed to another appointment type if:
- You’ve had unprotected sex
- There is any chance that you are hapū — unless you are getting the copper IUD as emergency contraception
You’ll be responsible for any fees incurred because of this change.