CEU New Product Review: Intrauterine Ball (IUB™) SCu300B MIDI

Posted 11 February 2019

Date: 11 Feb 2019

Type: FSRH News and Information

The Intrauterine Ball (IUB™) SCu300B MIDI is comprised of copper beads with a total exposed copper surface of 300mm² strung on a flexible Nitinol (nickel/titanium alloy), PET-coated frame. When released into the uterus, the device coils into a spherical shape measuring 15mm in diameter. It has been available in the UK since March 2017.

The novel, spherical, flexible design of the SCu300B MIDI IUB has potential to broaden contraceptive choice for women seeking effective, hormone-free contraception; however safety, effectiveness and acceptability data from robust, independent studies and studies comparing the SCu300B MIDI with other Cu-IUD are lacking. The CEU will continue to monitor evidence relating to the IUB and provide an update when new evidence is published.

Read the Product Review in full below.