Women share videos of DIY removal of IUDs on social media

But device removal has its challenges, warns Family Planning NSW medical director

Women are removing their own long-acting reversible contraception devices and sharing their experiences on social media platform YouTube, a novel US study reveals.

Dr Deborah Bateson
Dr Deborah Bateson.

The videos reflect a growing trend towards healthcare autonomy, say researchers from the University of Texas in Austin.

The women framed removal as a simple process, commenting that a doctor would “do the exact same thing” and that “they don’t do