Assessment of the Effectiveness of Dedicated Postpartum IUD Inserter in Achieving Fundal IUD Placement

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Immediate Postpartum IUD (PPIUD) insertion offers a novel and convenient method to address unmet need for contraception. However, for this purpose a dedicated PPIUD inserter is not available and instead, forceps are used. Furthermore the string used in traditional IUD inserters is too short to be visible after PPIUD insertion.
We aimed to assess the safety, effective fundal IUD placement, acceptability (provider satisfaction, consumer comfort) and feasibility of a prototype dedicated PPIUD inserter and to determine client satisfaction and IUD retention at follow-up.