An intrauterine contraceptive device is a medical device, which is inserted in the uterus to prevent conception. A plastic string is attached to the end of the device to ensure correct placement and its removal. This devices lasts for 5 to 8 years. These devices are available in various forms, such as coil, loop, triangle, and T-shaped, and are made up of plastic or metal. An intrauterine contraceptive device may also be used as an emergency contraception method after unprotected sex. An intrauterine contraceptive device is inserted into the uterus with the help of health care professionals. There are two types of intrauterine contraceptive devices, namely copper intrauterine contraceptive device and the hormonal intrauterine contraceptive device. The hormonal intrauterine contraceptive device consists of progestogen. Progestogen is a synthetic form of natural hormone known as progesterone. The copper intrauterine contracaeptive device consists of a small plastic device with copper wire and nylon string attached to the end. These devices have many advantages; for instance, they are easy to use, are removable, they inhibit pregnancy, and are cost-effective as well. However, some women feel pain and may faint at the time of removal of the device. Some of the common risks associated with intrauterine contraceptive devices include infections, severe cramping, damage to the uterus, unusual bleeding during periods, and chances of pregnancy. Besides, sometimes, this device may come out by itself.