Which MONA LISA® IUD to recommend?

ProductMONA LISA® 10 (CuT 380A QL)MONA LISA® 5 (NT Cu380)MONA LISA® 5 mini (NT Cu380)MONA LISA® N (ST Cu300)
Effective contraception (years)10553
Surface Area of Copper380 mm2380 mm2380 mm2300 mm2
DimensionsLength: 35.85 mm ± 0.25 mm
Width: 31.85 mm ± 0.25 mm
Length: 31.9 mm ± 0.2 mm
Width: 31.8 mm ± 0.2 mm
Length: 30.0 mm ± 0.2 mm
Width: 24.0 mm ± 0.2 mm
Length: 29.1 mm ± 0.2 mm
Width: 23.0 mm ± 0.1 mm
Uterine cavity depthDesigned for women with uterine cavity depth between 6.5-9 cmDesigned for women with uterine cavity depth between 6.5-9 cmDesigned for women with uterine cavity depth less than 7 cmDesigned for women with uterine cavity depth less than 6 cm
SpecificationsPreloaded applicatorTraditional 2 step techniqueTraditional 2 step techniquePush technique
Ideal forWomen who have completed their familyParous women spacing their childrenNulliparous women and/or parous women with short uterusNulliparous women

For more information, refer to the articles below.

The Cu safe 300 IUD, a new concept in intrauterine contraception: first-year results of a large study follow-up of 1017 acceptors. Kurz & Meier-Oehlke, Adv Contracept 1991;7(2-3):291-300.

Effectiveness, safety and acceptability of a copper intrauterine device (Cu Safe 300) in type 1 diabetic women. Kimmerle et al., Diabetes Care 1993;16(9):1227-1230.

A randomized comparative study of the TCu380A and Cu-safe 300 IUDs. Van Kets et al., Adv Contracept 1995;11(2):123-129.

Long-term reversible contraception. Twelve years of experience with the TCu380A and TCu220C. UNDP et al., Contraception 1997;56(6): 341-352.

Comparison of the performances of TCu380A and TCu380S IUDs up to five years. L. Bahamondes et al., Adv Contracept 1999;15(4):275-281.

Five-year clinical experiences with Nova T380 copper IUD. Batar et al., Contraception 2002; 66(5):309-314.

Clinical performance of the Nova T380 intrauterine device in routine use by the UK family planning and reproductive health research network: 5 year report. Cox et al., J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 2002;28(2):69-72.

A randomized trial on the clinical performance of Nova T380 and Gyne T380 Slimline copper IUDs, Haugan et al., Contraception 2007;75(3):171-176.

Copper T380A intrauterine device for emergency contraception: a prospective, multicentre, cohort clinical trial. Wu et al., BJOG 2010;117(10): 1205-1210