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User Acceptance, Safety, and Effectiveness of The Postpartum Intrauterine Contraceptive Device

Momna Khan
Assistant Professor Obs and Gynaecology, Bilawal Medical College CDF Hospital Hyderabad Pakistan.
Ghazala Shaheen
Registrar Obs and Gynaecology, Tuwaiq Medical Complex Riyadh Saudi Arabia.
Amjid Azam Sirewal
Assistant Professor Community Medicine, Muhammad Medical College/ Ibn-E-Sina University Mirpurkhas Sindh Pakistan.
Sumaira Khoso
LMO, Bolan Medical Complex Hospital Quetta Pakistan.
WMO Obs and Gynaecology, Liaquat University of Medical Health and Science Hyderabad Pakistan.
Fahmida Naheed
Assistant Professor Obs and Gynaecology, Bolan Medical Complex Hospital Quetta Pakistan.


Background: Reducing the rates of newborn and maternal mortality requires keeping a healthy distance between pregnancies and properly timing them. In addition to reducing poverty and hunger, family planning lowers the risk of 32% of maternal fatalities and 10% of child deaths. There is an increased risk of newborn morbidity and mortality when there are short gestational intervals. Condoms, intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUCD), injectable, oral contraceptive pills (OCPs), sterilization, and other treatments are readily available as short- and long-acting contraceptive methods. The most cost-effective long-term contraceptive alternative is the copper-containing intrauterine contraceptive device, or Cu IUCD. Cu IUCD is a reversible, non-hormonal contraceptive method that is safe to use while nursing and has a long effective life. Objective: To evaluate user acceptance, safety, and effectiveness of the Postpartum intrauterine contraceptive device. Study design: A prospective study Place and Duration This study was conducted in Bilawal Medical College CDF Hospital Hyderabad from October 2022 to October 2023 Methodology: A non-probability consecutive sampling strategy was used in the investigation. Every woman who visited antenatal clinics and was part of the study received counseling regarding several contemporary methods of contraception. A variety of contemporary contraceptive methods were offered to women, including IUCD, tubal ligation, implants, pills, and injectable. Those who opted for intrauterine contraceptive device insertion after giving birth had their choices tracked and documented. These women either had a cesarean delivery or a typical vaginal delivery. Results: A total of 250 patients were involved in this research. The average age of the patients was 27.1 years. Within 10 minutes of delivery of placenta, PPIUCD was inserted. A total of 212 women were multigravida while 38 were primigravida. There were no cases of perforation. Conclusion: Intrauterine devices placed after childbirth have shown to be a dependable, safe, reversible, and long-acting means of birth control.



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