Hormonal IUD


This is a small, T-shaped intrauterine device (IUD) placed inside the uterus that provides long-acting contraception. It releases a progestin hormone called levonorgestrel, which provides over 99% effective birth control for up to seven years.

It works by thickening the cervical mucus, inhibiting sperm movement, and thinning the lining of the uterus, making it less receptive to implantation. It primarily prevents pregnancy by preventing fertilisation.


Insertion of a IUD device occurs during a simple and generally quick in-clinic procedure. The healthcare provider will numb the cervix, gently insert the device with an applicator, and ensure it is properly positioned.



This specific IUD can help reduce menstrual cramps and heavy menstrual bleeding, and endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain may reduce in symptom severity. This device is also reversible, and fertility usually returns soon after its removal.

Some women may experience irregular bleeding or spotting during the initial months of use. Over time, many women experience lighter and more manageable periods. Other potential side effects include breast tenderness, mood changes, and headaches.

For individualised contraceptive guidance, contact the experienced team at The Butterfly Clinic to book an appointment.