Channel 4 viewers praise Davina McCall for getting her reel replaced on TV – and say they’ve learned more from watching the ex-Big Brother presenter’s documentary than ever from doctors
The replacement of Davina McCall’s reel on television has received appreciation from Channel 4 viewers.
In an hour-long broadcast that aired Friday night, the 55-year-old host examined the major issues with birth control.
Davina had her Mirena coil taken out and replaced while being filmed for her illuminating Pill Revolution program.
nnThe three-parent mother thought it would dispel the “horror stories” about the five-minute operation.
Women have been putting off getting the coil for years due to claims that it is incredibly painful. Some viewers even claimed that the “gruesome” pain they endured was worse than giving birth.
Davina McCall looked at the biggest issues with birth control during her hour-long documentary, Pill Revolutionary. During the program she had her Mirena IUD replaced
Davina ? who responds in real time ? described the adjustment as “uncomfortable” but “not too bad” with the gel.
She said, “It’s not too bad and with this gel I hardly feel anything.”
Prior to insertion, she was given a numbing gel, which was performed by Dame Lesley Regan, one of Britain’s leading gynecologists and the government’s czar for women’s health.
Davina applauded the breathing advice given to her, telling her to “exhale your breath so it hits the ceiling” as she removed the coil.
And the ex-Big Brother host admitted to two painful spiral incidents in the past, including one that felt like an “abrasion.”
Twitter users were shocked to learn that local anesthesia could be used during the procedure, with some women revealing they were left in tears after being given just a few painkillers.
Some users said Davina ‘didn’t interact with the majority of women’ because they weren’t given the option of anesthesia
But according to the NHS, you can ask for it before fitting the device.
Other viewers were quick to praise the presenter, as many said they learned more about birth control in 30 minutes than they would in a lifetime.
Clinicians were also quick to praise the documentary.
One doctor said the “powerful” program was so important it could “save lives.”
An IUD, or IUD, is a small T-shaped plastic and copper device that is placed in your uterus.
Davina also talked about the pill and other birth control options
An IUD, or IUD, is a small T-shaped plastic and copper device that is placed in your uterus
Introduced in 1967, the reversible contraceptive helps prevent pregnancy for five to ten years.
According to the NHS, IUDs are more than 99 percent effective when inserted correctly.
There is a small risk of infection once applied, but it can be removed at any time.