1. What is the IUD?
The IUD or intra-uterine device is a plastic or copper coil. The IUD does not release any hormone.
2. What is the IUS?
The IUS or intra-uterine system is a plastic coil. The IUS releases a hormone called Progestogen.
Download our guide: Preparing for the coil
Download our guide: Coil checklist
Download our guide: Advice after getting the coil
This video was produced by NHS Lothian
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IUD and IUS guides from the FPA