IUD is marketed by CRS at Rs.100 per piece exclusive of service charge and the service is available through private doctor's network. The service of IUD has recently been expanded to 3 more districts of Piuthan, Salyan and Rolpa through Sangini Franchising Network.
What Is the Intrauterine Device?
The copper-bearing intrauterine device (IUD) is a small, flexible plastic frame with copper sleeves or wire around it. A specifically trained health care provider inserts it into a woman’s uterus through her vagina and cervix. Almost all types of IUDs have one or two strings, or threads, tied to them. The strings hang through the cervix into the vagina. Works primarily by causing a chemical change that damages sperm and egg before they can meet.
One of the most effective and long-lasting methods:
There is less than 1 pregnancy per 100 women using an IUD over the first year (6 to 8 per 1,000 women). This means that 992 to 994 of every 1,000 women using IUDs will not become pregnant.
A small risk of pregnancy remains beyond the first year of use and continues as long as the woman is using the IUD.
– Over 10 years of IUD use: About 2 pregnancies per 100 women
Studies have found that the TCu-380A is effective for 12 years. The TCu-380A is labeled for up to 10 years of use, however. (Providers should follow program guidelines as to when the IUD should be removed.)
Return of fertility after IUD is removed: No delay
Protection against sexually transmitted infections (STIs): None
Who Can and Cannot Use the Copper-Bearing IUD
Safe and Suitable for Nearly All Women
- Most women can use IUDs safely and effectively, including women who:
- Have or have not had children
- Are not married
- Are of any age, including adolescents and women over 40 years old
- Have just had an abortion or miscarriage (if no evidence of infection)
- Are breastfeeding
- Do hard physical work
- Have had ectopic pregnancy
- Have had pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
- Have vaginal infections
- Have anemia