IUD insights

Intrauterine devices offer women a safe, long-term contraceptive option that can be inserted by trained GPs.

Long-acting contraceptive methods have significant advantages in efficacy and convenience over short-acting methods.

Intrauterine devices (IUDs) do not predispose women who use them to pelvic infection, as previously thought, and there has been a growing acceptance of their use in younger and nulliparous women.

Availability and access to insertion continue to act as barriers to greater uptake of IUDs in this country. Nevertheless, both copper and hormonal IUDs are in use in Australia.

Copper IUDs

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