IMMEDIATE POSTPARTUM INTRAUTERINE CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICE: AN EXPERIENCE OF FOLLOW UP OUTCOMES AT A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL

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Abstract

ABSTRACT
Background: Family planning helps couples to attain their desired number of children and desired birth spacing. Different
contraceptive methods serve this purpose 1. Immediate postpartum intrauterine contraceptive device (IPPIUCD)
is an effective, long term and reversible contraception that can be offered to women in the delivery setting, both after
normal delivery and c/section. It reduces postpartum undesired pregnancies and thus induced abortions2. It is associated
with low complications rates. Our objective was to assess follow up outcomes (in terms of irregular vaginal bleeding,
abdominal pain, vaginal discharge, infectionand perforation, discontinuation and expulsion of IPPIUCD

Authors: 
Qudsia Qazi
Shehzadi Saima Hussain
Samina Sabir
Nazia Liaqat

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