This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Artwork of an intrauterine device in the uterus

Artwork of an intrauterine device in the uterus

M860/0164

Rights Managed

50.3 MB (2.7 MB compressed)

4184 x 4205 pixels

35.3 x 35.6 cm ⏐ 13.9 x 14.0 in (300dpi)

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Buy Print

Credit

JOHN BAVOSI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JOHN BAVOSI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Intrauterine device. Artwork of an intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) in place in the uterus. The IUD or coil typically consists of a small piece of plastic (coiled) that is inserted into the uterus (black, triangular) through the cervix (below). A coil of copper wire is sometimes wrapped around the stem. A piece of plastic string (thin, black) hangs through the cervix into the vagina (wide, at bottom left), allowing easy removal. Exactly how IUDs work is not understood, but they are thought to prevent implantation of fertilized eggs in the wall of the uterus. The probability of a pregnancy for each year of use is 2-3%.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Calculate price
  • Add to board