Copper pearls ball
Hormone-free contraception with the copper pearl ball IUB in Munich
A comparatively new method for hormone-free contraception is the so-called copper pearls ball, also called IUB™ Ballerine® by the manufacturer. Dr. Möller is qualified to place the copper pearls ball in Munich. Would you like to use the copper pearls ball hormone-free contraceptive? First of all, an examination and individual advice is required because the copper pearls ball is not suitable for every woman. Other hormone-free alternatives are the Gynefix or classic copper and copper-gold coils. You can also find an overview of all contraceptive methods on our homepage.
With the copper pearls ball IUB (IntraUterine Ball), several small copper pearls are mounted on a wire covered with plastic. The wire has a so-called shape memory and, as soon as it has been inserted into the uterus through a small tube, returns to its original shape of an approx. 1.5 cm ball. This gives it a secure position in the uterus. A very clear illustration of this can be found in a video by the manufacturer. The return threads are not felt for the partner when inserted correctly during sexual intercourse.
The copper pealrs ball IUB is also hormone-free emergency contraception, which is effective up to 5 days after unprotected sex. The IUB™ Ballerine® is effective for up to 5 years.
How do the examinations and insertion work?
Before insertion, it is necessary to first determine the shape and length of the uterus and the size of the uterine cavity using ultrasound. If these are not suitable and are too small or too large, it is not possible to insert the copper pearls ball or it has no secure hold. The preliminary examination will also clarify whether infections such as Chlamydia are present, which may need to be treated first.
For the insertion itself usually we schedule separate appointment. This is possible at any time. If it does not fall on the end of the period, the patient takes a tablet on the morning of the insertion. This causes the cervix to soften, making it easier to insert. After fixing the thread the correct position of the copper chain is checked using ultrasound.
During the first year, the correct position of the IUB Ballerine is checked every 3 months, also with the help of ultrasound. Later, a similar check is recommended 1-2 times a year. After 5 years, the IUB is removed again in the gynecologist's office.
- Bodycare Gynäkologie und die Gesundheit der Frau: iStock // Deagreez
- Raymond Pearl: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress)