Intrauterine Device

MeriTe CuTM 380 A is an intrauterine device with flexible side arms, made from a combination of high-density polyethylene, ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer and barium sulphate. A 99% pure copper wire is wound around the stem, giving a total copper surface area of 380 mm2. The monofilament nylon thread is attached to the stem.

MeriTe CuTM 380 A primarily works by disrupting sperm mobility and damaging sperm. It acts as a spermicide within the uterus. It increases levels of copper ions, prostaglandins, and white blood cells within the uterine and tubal fluids. Increased ions inhibit sperm mobility and viability, preventing sperm from traveling through the cervical mucus.


MeriTe Cu-t 380A - IUD for Contraception & Avoiding Pregnancy


  • Contraception for 10 years

Treatment to Prevent Pregnancy

IUD stands for Intrauterine device. Shaped like a T and a bit bigger than a quarter, an IUD fits inside the uterus. It prevents pregnancy by stopping sperm from reaching and fertilizing eggs. They thin the lining of the uterus so a fertilized egg has less chance of implanting. Know more here

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