Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are a well-established method of reversible contraception that is very conservative compared to hormone-based systems. Stability and comfort of an IUD in the uterus and thus its long-term usability depend to a large extent on the used design and choice of materials.
Virtual Development of an Intrauterine Device
The aim of the DIUP project is the virtual development of an intrauterine device with a high degree of stability and sufficient wearing comfort. The construction design must allow a stable placement without significant tissue irritation and be adaptable to different geometries of the uterus. The choice of material should allow wearing for a long time without side effects. Design and material should also enable mass production at low cost.