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Post Placental Insertion of CopperT 380A IUCD:- a retrospective study at Tygerberg Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
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Post Placental Insertion of Copper T 380A IUCD:- a retrospective study at Tygerberg Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
Dr M Bryan-McInnes,  Dr J Kluge

INTRODUCTION

The Copper-T 380A intrauterine contraceptive device (Cu-IUCD) is a safe and effective long acting reversible form of contraception (LARC).  It is used by over 100 million women worldwide.  It is therefore of great concern that in South Africa the use of IUCD is at less than 2%. 1

 

In 2012 progestogen-only injectables and  IUCDs were the only LARCs available in South Africa. A new protocol for post placental insertion of the Cu-IUCD (PPIUCD) was introduced in Tygerberg, a secondary and tertiary level hospital, Cape Town in 2012 in order to encourage the uptake of this method. Prior to this, PPIUCD was an uncommon practice

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