IUD Aftercare Instructions

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Abstract:

This one-page document is a take-home sheet of aftercare instructions for providers to give patients who have had an IUD inserted. It lists important information about the Copper IUD (Paragard) and the Progestin IUD (Mirena, Skyla, and Liletta), and when the patient can use tampons, take a bath, or have vaginal sex. The instructions include information about cramps or heavier bleeding with periods, use of Ibuprofen, and distinguishes between normal side effects and warning signs for which the patient should see a healthcare provider. The document clarifies that the IUD does not protect from Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) or HIV, advises condom use, and that patients discuss testing with their healthcare provider. Providers can customize this take-home sheet with their clinic’s information.

Author(s):
Reproductive Health Access Project
Country of Origin:
United States
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Development Method:
Resource developed in English and translated into other languages
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Copyright:
Licensed by Creative Commons
Last Reviewed by Author(s):
3/26/2015
Record Last Updated:
4/24/2017

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