Unlike men, women have the luxury or the burden of accessing a wide range of contraceptive methods.
From the pill to the implant – women take measures to stop themselves getting pregnant.
Although most women are familiar with the various options available to them – men have been left baffled by a particular contraceptive method.
After a snap of a particular birth control device was posted to Twitter, men rallied together to try and figure out what the picture was of.
User @icarebabeeee captioned the post: “Since you boys know everything, what’s this.”
And their responses were truly hilarious, yet, concerning.
One puzzled lad said: “A teeny tiny crossbow”
Another lad guessed: “Is it a miniature tampon or what?”
A third person remarked: “It's a Tesla hood ornament, everyone knows that.”
Someone else suggested: “Looks like a fishing hook.”
And a fifth person claimed: “Mini version on double sided street light.”
Well, not quite lads.
Despite the hilarious responses from men, the snap is of an intrauterine device (IUD) – commonly known as ‘the coil’.
The T-shaped device is inserted by doctors and nurses through the cervix into the womb which aims to prevent pregnancy by releasing copper into the womb.
The birth control method is popular amongst women as they have a 99% effectiveness rate against women conceiving.
According to the official NHS website: “An IUD works as soon as it's put in and lasts for 5 to 10 years, depending on the type.
“The copper alters the cervical mucus, which makes it more difficult for sperm to reach an egg and survive. It can also stop a fertilised egg from being able to implant itself.”
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