Copper IUD

photograph of copper iud

The Copper IUD as Emergency Contraception

The copper IUD can be inserted within 7 days after intercourse and is 99.2% (.8% or 8 pregnancies per 1000 users) effective against pregnancy. One of the other benefits of using Copper IUD as emergency contraception is that it can remain in the uterus for up to 5 or 10 years as a long term method. This option is not available as a drop-in service and is only available with an appointment at our Quadra Street location. Call us at 250-592-3479 to find out more info. To find other clinic locations across Western Canada who offer Emergency IUD insertions, visit