Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) such as implants and intrauterine devices (IUDs) are effective methods of birth control. These methods are safe and effective, yet underutilized. This provider toolkit is designed to provide up-to-date resources and information for ob/gyns to guide patients in areas such as immediate post-partum LARC, and birth control for adolescents and what makes the most sense.
English-speaking women were nearly four times as likely to be offered immediate postpartum long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) than Spanish-speaking Hispanic women, according to a study in the journal Women’s Health Issues.
Young women have significantly better adherence to long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) than to short-acting reversible contraception (SARC) at 12 months, according to a systemic review and meta-analysis.
Awareness of most types of birth control was generally high among both white and non-white women, according to a prospective study that examined racial differences in contraceptive awareness and use among women seeking care at family health centers.
Less than half of ob/gyns offer their patients the two most effective forms of emergency contraception -- ulipristal acetate and the copper intrauterine device (IUD) -- according to a national survey.
The ever-use of an intrauterine device (IUD) reduces the risk of ovarian cancer by an average of 30%, according to a rigorous meta-analysis in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
The study in the Brazilian Journal of Nursing also found that the IUD complications were the same as those commonly cited in the literature.
A prospective interventional hospital-based study from India has found that a postpartum intrauterine copper device (PPIUCD) is an efficacious method to reduce the unmet need of contraception.
Neither the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) nor the copper intrauterine device (IUD) impact the incidence of cellular atypia, but do interfere with the microbiota over time, according to liquid-based cervical cytology and microbiological analyses.
- IUDs and Birth Control Implants:
Key publications and resources from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Intrauterine Device (IUD) - Quick Facts
Quick facts on IUDs for patients.
Intrauterine Devices (IUD)
Patient information on IUDs from the National Library of Medicine
- Intrauterine Contraception –
Guidance for Healthcare Providers
Practice recommendations on use of the IUD.
Patient information geared towards teens that answers common FAQs associated with the device.
Oregon Department of Health
Patient information on how the devices work, pros and cons of the devices, and associated side effects and risks.
- Guideline for Reproductive Health Management
American College of Rheumatology
Management of Reproductive Health in Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases.
Mirena (hormonal IUD)
Patient information on the Mirena IUD.
North Dakota Department of Health
Patient information providing an overview of the devices and potential side effects.
- What is an IUD?
Learn About IUD Effectiveness
Patient information on IUDs.
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Insertion & Removal Video
The video below demonstrates the step-by-step directions for inserting and removing the Kyleena® intrauterine device (IUD)