English: A copper IUD (or coil) is hormone-free contraceptive that’s inserted into the uterus. The IUD is shaped like a small T and is wrapped in a copper wire. The copper creates a hostile environment in the uterus and prevents conception. After insertion, two threads will be left in the vagina that shouldn’t bring discomfort, but can be felt or noticed. An IUD is inserted and removed by a doctor or midwife and can be used by people who’ve never been pregnant or given birth. A copper IUD can last up to 10 years and doesn’t require any daily, weekly or monthly attention.