Intra Uterine Devices have been used effectively for spacing and long term contraception. With high efficacy of more than 99% and long term contraception for upto 10 years, IUDs can form an important option of family planning for women who are looking for effective contraception post birth or post abortion.
Recent studies indicate that the IUD when inserted within 10 minutes after delivery of the placenta (postplacental) or within 48 hours of delivery (immediate postpartum) are very effective.
The postpartum period is a convenient period in which to offer family planning methods to women or couples.
|The cervix is sufficiently dilated postpartum, and thus the user does not experience any discomfort during the placement of PP IUD. Also insertion will not cause additional pain, bleeding and cramping|
|Convenient to the user, as does not have to return to the health facility for the IUD insertion later|
|PP IUD is placed immediately after delivery or placenta expulsion. This ensures that the right type of facilities, skilled personnel are available at hand|
|Complaints about bleeding after postpartum IUD insertion are reported to be less|