Sex with copper coil

iud
contraception

#1

How soon after getting copper coil fitted can I gave sex? And how soon can I use tampons? I was told conflicting advice by clinics. First one got expelled 2 weeks ago, a week after fitting it, so got new one fitted 6days ago @Dr_Paula

Thank you!


#2

Hello @Crizzy

You can use tampons anytime.

In terms of when you have sex - you can have sex anytime. The only thing is that your first coil was expelled. This means that there is a risk that your second coil is expelled too. You may not notice when this happens and obviously if you had sex and the coil was ether expelled or in the process of being expelled then you would be at risk of pregnancy. So to be safe it may be a good idea to use condoms until you have had your 6 week check.

Does that make sense?

Paula