GyneFix Copper IUD

Alternative Name: GyneFix 330

Description: Frameless intrauterine device; copper sleeves on flexible suture material. A knot at one end of the thread acts as an anchoring system at the top of the uterus.

Product Details

User: Female

Hormonal: No

Delivery Method: Intrauterine

Duration Type: Long-acting

Duration: Approved for 5 years

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API):
  • copper

Multipurpose Preventive Technology (MPT): No

Status Details

Developer: Contrel Research, Belgium

Project Phase: Limited Market Availability

Development Stage: SRA/WHO PQ Approved

Active Development: Yes

Status Details:
  • Approved in 1995 in Europe. GyneFix has been introduced into resource-poor countries on a limited basis by Marie Stopes International. Product has been distributed in Mexico, Mongolia, Vietnam and Bolivia. It is marketed in the EU, China, Kenya, and Indonesia.

Additional Information

  • Meirik O, et al. (2009) The frameless copper IUD (GyneFix) and the TCu380A IUD: results of an 8-year multicenter randomized comparative trial. Contraception. 80:133-41.

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