Successful implementation of immediate postpartum intrauterine contraception services in Edinburgh and framework for wider dissemination

Michelle Cooper, Sharon Cameron

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Abstract

Provision of immediate postpartum intrauterine device (PPIUD) insertion within maternity settings can overcome many of the barriers faced by women in accessing this method after childbirth. Uptake of PPIUD can help reduce the risk of a subsequent unintended pregnancy and improve spacing between births. PPIUD insertion is not yet routinely available in the UK and evidence to support the practical implementation of the service in this setting is lacking. Shared learning and experience of providers may assist in the wider availability of PPIUD. A routine PPIUD service has been successfully established within a public maternity setting in Edinburgh (UK) and this article utilizes an implementation framework to discuss the approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-61
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics
Volume143 Suppl 1
Early online date18 Sep 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2018

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