The next generation IUD: IUB™ Ballerine®

Hormone free contraception for 5 years

The IUB™ Ballerine® is a birth control method that requires no hormones and is effective for up to 5 years. The IUB™ Ballerine® works along the same principle as other intrauterine devices and prevents pregnancy locally - within the uterus. The contraceptive effect comes mainly from the copper.

The IUB™ Ballerine® consist of a special shape memory alloy, which has been successfully used in medicine for a long time, e.g. in implants and stents. Several copper pearls are strung on a uterus friendly frame, coated with polymer.



The uterus friendly IUB™ Ballerine®

Once the flexible IUB™ Ballerine® frame is released from the insertion tube in the uterus it remembers its 3-dimensional past and coils into a round and smooth shape without sharp edges and corners.

Attached to one end of the frame are two removal strings that serve to remove the IUB™ Ballerine®.

The use of the shape memory alloy Nitinol as carrier material in an intrauterine contraception device is unique. For many years this alloy has been successfully used in medical implants.

The IUB™ Ballerine® lasts for up to 5 years.

The insertion of the IUB™ Ballerine®

The hormone free IUB™ Ballerine® is placed in your uterus during an office visit after an individual consultation by your health care provider. Your health care provider first examines you to find the position of your uterus. After measuring your uterus, the IUB™ can be carefully inserted with a tube containing the IUB™ Ballerine®.  In women who have not been pregnant yet, the doctor may choose to dilate the cervix a little bit before inserting the IUB™ Ballerine®.

The tube is then removed, leaving the IUB™ Ballerine® inside your uterus where it finds its ideal position and becomes active immediately. The correct position of the IUB™ Ballerine® can be checked with ultrasound examination.


IUB, OCON and the OCON and IUB logos are trademarks of OCON Medical Ltd.
Ballerine and Sphera are registered trademarks of OCON Medical Ltd.
OCON products are not yet approved for sale in the United States.
IUB Ballerine MAXI: CE mark pending. Copyright OCON Medical Ltd., d/b/a OCON Healthcare.