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In a bid to control the ever expanding numbers of the births in the world, especially in countries that are either under developed or countries like India, which though is well on its way into the 21st century in many aspects still has areas where people are deeply entrenched in the thinking of the past so many centuries. It is this ignorance that needs to be addressed first when one aims to take aim at the problems that seem to be existent on the surface..

All over the world there are different types of options that are available to the couples who wish to opt for either spacing their children or even to stop having children totally. Many of the methods that are used by the majority of the people are both permanent and irreversible like male vasectomy or tubal ligation in females. In the case of temporary methods like the male and female condoms that are not just widely available, but also more preferred, there are chances of the female still being able to conceive in spite of the use of condoms. The chances of the female becoming pregnant are rare but not impossible.

In addition there are other methods that are available for the couples that seek to opt for birth control. These are injectable contraceptives, patches, uteral sponges and last but not the least the contraceptive pills that are available to the women apart from one of the oldest, safest and yet most misunderstood and feared contraceptives that are known as intrauterine devices. These IUDs are made of plastic and have a coil of copper wire that is wound around either the arms of the T or the curve of the U shaped contraceptive.


DKT India has been actively involved in promoting contraceptives in India since the last more than two decades. However, in spite of the huge success of other forms of contraception that were welcomed with open arms from people, IUDs were not received well initially. This spurred the company to make the people aware of the IUD being the safest and oldest method that is used in contraception. One of the advantages that scores well globally is the fact that it is fully reversible. Another aspect that can tilt the scales in favour of the IUD is the cost factor. Although the cost of the IUD is initially higher than the other methods of contraception, it is the period of the device that it remains inside that makes it cheaper than other methods in the long run.