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Intrauterine Devices (IUDs)
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Section 1

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

Section 2
Section 3


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Section 1 - Intrauterine Devices (IUDs)

IUD Safety

Research has proven IUDs to be safe and effective

Elements of high quality care:

  • Appropriate screening
  • Informative counseling
  • Adequate infection prevention measures and careful insertion
  • Proper follow-up care

Slide 3

Although the IUD is an effective contraceptive method, many clients and providers remain reluctant to accept it due to lingering safety concerns. Recent research shows, however, that modern IUDs are safe and effective when providers follow important guidelines for client selection and insertion. The elements that are crucial in providing high quality care for IUD use include: appropriate screening, informative counseling, adequate infection prevention measures during insertion by a well-trained and experienced provider, and proper follow-up care.



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