Other Known Names:
Copper TT 380 Slimline IUD (intrauterine device)
B - Brand Name
RX - Prescription
This long-acting contraceptive intrauterine device (IUD) is made of copper wire wrapped around a T-shaped plastic device. The device slowly releases copper ions into the uterus, increasing white blood cell and prostaglandin levels in the uterus and tubal fluid to act as a spermicide. The device may also help prevent a fertilized egg from implanting into the uterine wall. The device offers more than 99% effectiveness for up to about ten years but can be removed at any time to restore normal fertility within a few days.