Pros and cons of immediate post placental IUD insertion

June 6, 2019
Charisse Loder, MD, MSc

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Kirsten Bonawitz, BS

Are you familiar with the advantages and disadvantages of IPPI?

Immediate postplacental insertion (IPPI) of an IUD is not only convenient for the patient, but also safe and effective for postpartum contraception. It is important to review the advantages and disadvantages of such insertion. 

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Disclosures:

The authors report no potential conflicts of interest with regard to this article. 

References:

 

  • Rodriguez M, Evans M, Espey E. Advocating for immediate postpartum LARC: Increasing access, improving outcomes, and decreasing cost. Contraception. 2014;90(5):468-471.