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Goals

Section 1
Section 2

- Introduction
- Objectives
- Goals
- Eligibility Criteria
- Who Can Use
> Conditions
- STIs/HIV/AIDS
- Counseling
- Myths
- Side Effects
- IUD Use
- Complications
- Complications

Section 3

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Section 2 - Client Screening and Counseling

Who Should Not Have an IUD Inserted

The copper IUD should not be inserted in women with:

  • Known or suspected pregnancy
  • Cervical, endometrial cancer, or unexplained
    vaginal bleeding
  • Malignant trophoblastic disease or known pelvic tuberculosis
  • Uterine distortion that impedes correct IUD placement
  • Infection following childbirth or following incomplete abortion

Source: WHO, 2004.
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Medical history and pelvic exam help to identify conditions that contraindicate initiation of an IUD (category 4). IUDs should not be inserted in women with the following conditions:

  • Known or suspected pregnancy
  • Diagnosed cervical,endometrial cancer, or unexplained vaginal bleeding of a suspicious nature
  • Malignant trophoblastic disease or known pelvic tuberculosis
  • Distortion or abnormality of the uterus that impedes correct placement of the IUD
  • Infection following childbirth or following incomplete abortion
 

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