Empowering women in birth control.


Cervical tenaculum device

The Challenge

Overcome the pain in gynecology that women have endured for over 100 years by designing a gentle, but precise tool for IUD insertion.

The Solution

A modern, innovative and women-friendly cervical tenaculum device that causes neither pain nor bleeding without compromising on performance.

Innovating gynaecology.

One of the most effective contraception options is the intrauterine device (IUD). Yet, 90% of patients report mild to severe pain during insertion procedures. During this medical intervention the doctor has to pierce the cervix’s tissue with a traditional tenaculum in order to insert the IUD.

Because of the fear of pain and trauma during insertion, many women do not select an IUD as their contraceptive method.

The patient experience

The patient´s well-being in mind, Carevix uses a suction technology to secure the cervix. In contrast to the traditional tenaculum, it significantly reduces pain and causes no bleeding during and after the procedure.  

The modern and simple look of the device creates trust and helps women to feel reassured. It stands in strong and positive contrast to the currently used tenaculum.

The gynaecologist experience

With Carevix, we have created a real milestone. It is carefully designed for seamless and intuitive use. Its simple design puts emphasis on the important elements only, making it easy to understand how to prepare and operate the device.

Highlights & Capabilities

In-depth User Research.

To design carevix, we  immersed ourselves in the topic by talking with gynaecologists, patients and midwives.

Prototyping & Testing.

Very early in the process, we developed functional prototypes, testing the single button interaction together with potential users.