The IUD is an important long-acting, reversible contraceptive method, and an alternative to permanent female sterilization that does not carry the risk of regret. In India, as the government aims to expand the basket of reversible method choice available to women, understanding the experiences of those who use the interval IUD is paramount. This brief describes a study by the Population Council, with support from USAID/India, which found that overall there is room to improve the quality of services clients receive. The report recommends disseminating messaging about potential side effects of the IUD, training frontline health workers on four domains of quality of care, training frontline health workers to visit recent adopters of the IUD, and engaging husbands of recent adopters of the method.
The Evidence Project. 2018. “Dynamics of interval IUD use in India: Quality of care received and interim results three months after insertion,” research brief. Washington, DC: Population Council, The Evidence Project.
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