- The Contraceptive is known as Intrauterine Ball (IUB)
- The contraceptive is non-hormonal and is made up of copper balls
- The new device will cost Sh10,000 and last for five years.
- The contraceptive reduces common side-effects like heavy or prolonged menstrual periods and discomfort
- The contraceptive also reduces the risks incurred during insertion.
- The contraceptive is T-shaped and the ball has a completely symmetrical shape thus reducing irritations
- The contraceptive is available in Nairobi Hospital and will soon be rolled out to the entire nation
- The IUB is a three-dimensional, 15 mm in diameter device formed to be compatible with the uterine cavity
- Apart from being a contraceptive, the device can also be used to release drugs into the uterus
- The contraceptive is also available in South Africa and 19 other countries globally
- Over 40,000 women are already using the contraceptive globally
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