yIUD

Alternative Name: Medicated Gamma IUD

Description: The yIUD is a flexible, stainless steel, uterine-shaped coil with 200-300mm2 of copper segments in the lumen of the coil. It is a string-less product that is removed by inserting a tool through the crevix, hooking the IUD and pulling it out. Silicone-rubber is pressed onto exterior points of the device.

Product Details

User: Female

Hormonal: No

Delivery Method: Intrauterine

Duration Type: Long-acting

Regimen:
  • single

Dose: 24, 26, or 28 mm

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API):
  • copper
  • stainless steel; rubber

Inactive material: stainless steel

Multipurpose Preventive Technology (MPT): No

Status Details

Developer: Shanghai Medical Suture Needle Factory

Project Phase: Limited Market Availability

Development Stage: Marketed

Active Development: Yes

Status Details:
  • Marketed in China.
  • In several randomized trials in China, the yIUD had fewer removals due to bleeding and pain, compared to T-shaped copper devices, including the TCu380A.

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