Davina McCall will be recorded while having a coil implanted in order to have a ‘positive experience’ with the treatment.
In the new Channel 4 documentary Pill Revolution, the former Big Brother presenter, 55, investigates the condition of contraception in the UK and the difficulties women experience in obtaining it.
Davina will study the pill, which was introduced more than 60 years ago, as well as its adverse effects and alternate forms of contraception during the sexual health presentation.
Among them is the Mirena coil, which was a ‘game-changer’ for the TV actress after she struggled to find the perfect contraceptive for her and which she currently uses to support her HRT medication.
The Mirena coil releases the hormone progestogen to stop women getting pregnant, is 99% effective and lasts for three to five years, according to the NHS.
Davina, who is a mum to Holly, 21, Tilly, 19, and Chester, 16, explained she made the decision to have the procedure on Pill Revolution after hearing ‘horror stories.’
She told OK: ‘I ran it past my kids and they gave me the green light. But this was my idea. Just in case anybody thinks that the TV company made me do it, absolutely not, I suggested it, because it’s the one thing that so many people contact me and say they’d never get a coil fitted because of all the horror stories.’
Davina stated that, while the Mirena coil may not work for everyone, she wanted to present a ‘positive’ option.
Professor Dame Lesley Regan, a former President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, conducts the surgery on Davina in Pill Revolution.
Revealing what it was like to have it fitted, Davina said: ‘The thing that hurt the most was a short sharp jab when they measured the cervix to see how far they needed to put in the coil.
‘They measure it, and they can make it the right length for your cervix. And I didn’t even feel the insertion.
‘During the process, I had some stomach cramps for about ten or fifteen minutes, and then afterwards, I didn’t feel anything. It was amazing.’
Davina previously produced a documentary for Channel 4 last year called Sex, Myths, and the Menopause, which aired to great acclaim and prompted a necessary conversation about removing the stigma that still persists surrounding a condition that affects half of the population.
In the programme, the presenter opened up about her personal experience, breaking taboos and spoke candidly about the frequently severe symptoms, which included brain fog and sadness.
Davina McCall’s Pill Revolution premieres on Thursday June, 8 at 9pm on Channel 4 and All4.
Source My Celebrity Life.