Results of a new study indicate that many young women don’t know that the IUD can be used for emergency contraception or that it is effective. Researchers report that if young women needed emergency contraception, most indicated they would want to know about IUDs in addition to emergency contraceptive pills.
Four-hour training session affects providers’ attitudes, knowledge, and practices
April 26, 2018
Research from the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at the University of California, San Francisco, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America indicates that a four-hour training intervention can significantly affect the likelihood that healthcare providers will integrate long-acting reversible contraceptives into their clinical care.
Two-thirds of women complied with the recommendation for a six-week follow-up visit after intrauterine device (IUD) insertion. Among these women, 19.8% had their IUD removed in the first year compared to 12.6% among women who did not attend the follow-up visit. The majority of removals occurred outside the six-week follow-up period.