This is available here in the UK, and more and more women are being encouraged to use it because it's meant to be close to 100% effective. Well, I guess it probably is, but my best friend had it, and got pregnant. Not only that, but it was an ectopic (more common when using it apparently) which ruptured and nearly killed her. Thing was, she had all these symptoms but neither she nor the nurse she saw suspected that she could possibly be pregnant. So they very nearly left it too late; I was with her last New Year's when she got rushed to hospital. A couple of hours later and that would have been the end of her. So my advice to anyone using this is, don't believe what they tell you; you CAN get pregnant with it.