Etherena is a non-hormonal intrauterine device effective for up to 10 years: Highly effective, long-lasting reversible method suitable for women who prefer a non hormonal method of contraception

  • Plastic frame shaped like a T, with a copper wire embedded in its vertical arm, horizontal arm has a copper sleeve

  • Works as an emergency contraceptive if inserted up to 5 days after unprotected sex

  • Over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy over the period of 10 years1

  • Mechanism of action: Prevents pregnancy by impeding the movement of the egg and reducing the ability of sperm to fertilize the egg

  • It does not cause abortion and does not prevent sexually transmitted diseases

  • Side effects: Bleeding may be heavier, longer and more painful especially in the first 3 to 6 months. These changes are not harmful

  • Contraindications: Known or suspected pregnancy, current pelvic inflammatory disease or current gynecologic infections; Women with an allergy to copper should not use Etherena

1. World Health Organization Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research (WHO/SRH) and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health/ Center for,Communication Programs (CCP), Knowledge SUCCESS. Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers (2022 update). Baltimore and Geneva: CCP and WHO; 2022.


  • Reversible, can be removed at any time with no delay in the woman’s return to fertility

  • Device shape is contoured to suit the uterine cavity for minimal patient discomfort

  • Integrated system enables safe one-handed operation with simple “push-pull” motion

  • Convenient, no daily action is required by the user

  • Safe for breastfeeding women, can be inserted up to 48 hours after delivery or after 1 month *if medically eligible

Method of Administration:

  • Etherena is administered by a qualified healthcare provider. The insertion is a short outpatient procedure and it can be performed at any point during the menstrual cycle.* It can be removed at any time on patient request *if it reasonably certain the woman is not pregnant

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