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Is it theoretically safe to leave a copper IUD in forever if it has never given you any problems?

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Is it theoretically safe to leave a copper IUD in forever if it has never given you any problems?

I would absolutely not leave a copper IUD in forever. Every IUD has a therapeutic time where it will have it’s contraceptive effect. For the copper IUD it is generally safe to leave it in anywhere from 10 to 12 years. After that it’s efficiency will be lower and there is no guarantee that it will prevent pregnancy.

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