While the hilarious responses rolled in, some people were still left scratching their heads, with one asking whether it was a miniature tampon.
The Twitter user eventually intervened and saved the day, and while a “pogo stick for rodents” would be much more interesting, the mystery device is, in fact, a form of birth control.
Her answer explained: “Intrauterine device, it’s put into your womb (uterus) by a doctor or nurse. It releases copper to stop you getting pregnant, and protects against pregnancy for between 5 and 10 years. It’s sometimes called a “coil” or “copper coil” or “Copper IUD.”
IUD’s are incredibly effective forms of birth control inserted by a health professional that stay in the uterus anywhere from three to 10 years. There are two types (copper and hormonal), but they both resemble a small T-shaped device, as shown in the photo.
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