IUD insertion experiences of young nulliparous women

Research status

In progress

Overview of Study

There are a number of factors that may support or prevent women from choosing an intrauterine device (IUD), a long acting reversible contraceptive (LARC). One factor among many may be concerns from women regarding pain or discomfort related to the IUD insertion procedure, particularly for nulliparous women. Although much research has focused on quantifying pain levels, little research has been undertaken to explore the subjective views and experiences of young, nulliparous women having an IUD inserted, which this study being led by Family Planning NSW aims to address. Findings will contribute evidence towards the acceptability of this method for young women, and will support health professionals in providing contraceptive counselling and women in making an informed decision regarding their choice of contraception.

(Ethics approval for the study was obtained from the Family Planning NSW Human Research Ethics Committee (approval #R2019-04)).

Contact Details

If you would like more information, please contact researchcentre@fpnsw.org.au

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