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Intrauterine Devices (IUDs)

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.



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