By: Poelano Malema
South African media personality Ayanda Thabethe has shared her experience of using the Intrauterines device (IUDs) contraceptive on Twitter.
Thabethe was responding to a video that was posted by pumpkin spice x, where a woman was sharing how painful it was for her to get the IUD inserted into her uterus.
Thabethe also shared her horrific story.
She says the IUD disappeared into her body and she had to undergo surgery to remove it.
“Tried this years ago… this thing disappeared in my body – had to get x-rays done and ultimately surgery to get it out. Yho women go through the mostest,” she wrote on Twitter.
Tried this years ago… this thing disappeared in my body – had to get x-rays done and ultimately surgery to get it out. Yho women go through the mostest. https://t.co/spnfiaf1af
— Ayanda Thabethe (@AyandaThabethe_) November 7, 2021
Millions of women around the world use Intrauterine devices (IUDs) as a form of contraceptive.
IUDs are small devices placed in a woman’s uterus to interrupt the process of insemination.
There are two types of IUDs – the copper and hormonal.
The procedure to put the IUD in usually takes less than 15 minutes and can be painful and uncomfortable.
Some of the benefits of IUD are that it is 99 percent effective at preventing pregnancy, and they work for between three and ten years.
Image courtesy of Instagram/ @Ayandathabethe