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Intrauterine Devices (IUDs)
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Goals

Section 1

- Introduction
- Objectives
- IUD/IUCD Use
- Safety
- Overview
- Early IUDs
- Copper IUDs
- Mechanisms
- Failure Rates
- Comparison
> Method Costs
- Characteristics
- Characteristics
- PID
- Incidence Rate
- Reducing Risk
- Perforations
- Ectopic
- Expulsions
- Rates

Section 2
Section 3

Summary

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Section 1 - Intrauterine Devices (IUDs)

Comparison of Method Costs

Comparison of Method Costs chart

Source: Population Crisis Committee, 1997.
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The annual cost of an IUD to the client and the program can be much less than that of other contraceptive methods. This is because IUDs are long-acting, require few clinic visits, and need no other supplies. For example, according to a 1990 Population Council survey, in many countries the annual cost of IUD use, assuming it were used for five years, was less than half the cost of a year’s supply of oral contraceptives or condoms. In some countries, the cost difference is even more dramatic. This slide shows the prorated annual cost of IUDs as compared to condoms and oral contraceptives in the commercial sector in Bolivia, India, Thailand, and Nigeria.

 

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