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Intrauterine Devices (IUDs)
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Intrauterine Devices (IUDs)


IUDs are:

  • Safe, effective, convenient, reversible,
    long-lasting, cost-effective, easy to use

Providers can ensure safety by:

  • Careful screening
  • Informative counseling
  • Good infection prevention
  • Proper follow-up

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In conclusion, IUDs are a safe, effective, and convenient method of reversible contraception. They are long-lasting, cost-effective, easy to use, and do not require the active participation of a partner.

health care providers play an important role in making sure that IUDs are used safely. Careful screening of potential users, accurate and appropriate client education and counseling, good infection preventiontechniques and follow-up care can help prevent many of the possible complications associated with IUD use. Counseling is especially important to help clients be alert to any possible problems and can also improve client satisfaction with the device.



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