Intrauterine contraception

Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare

Intrauterine contraception (IUC) methods are long-acting reversible contraceptives with licensed durations of use ranging between 3–10 years. IUC is more cost-effective than shorter-acting methods such as oral contraceptives because typical use failure rates of IUC methods are significantly lower, and users need to visit contraceptive services less frequently.

This Guidelines summary covers health benefits and risks, and insertion of IUC.

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