The purpose of this presentation is to familiarize family planning
providers with information on intrauterine devices (IUDs). The
first section of this module provides an overview of IUDs while
the second section focuses on client screening and counseling.
Finally, the third section covers insertion guidelines and managerial
concerns associated with providing IUDs. For programmatic and
availability reasons, this module refers mostly to copper IUDs,
in particular to the TCu-380A IUD.
Depending upon your background and needs, you may decide to
use some or all of the information or supplement the module
with information relevant to your local situation. Overall,
this learning module is expected to take approximately 40 to
50 minutes to complete.
Learner Note: Throughout
the narrative, there are Learner Notes, similar to this
one, that offer references and further study suggestions.
Use them to enhance your learning experience.