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Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : January | Volume : 10 | Issue : 1 | Page : LC01 - LC04

A Cross Sectional Study on Acceptability and Safety of IUCD among Postpartum Mothers at Tertiary Care Hospital, Telangana LC01-LC04

Sangeetha Jairaj, Sridhar Dayyala

Dr. Sridhar Dayyala,
H-NO-2-10-530 Jyothinagar, Karimnagar, Telangana-505001, India.
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Introduction: India is world’s 2nd largest populated country. It is first to introduce family planning services. IUCD is most effective, safe, long acting and do not interfere with coitus. Immediately or within 72 hours after delivery of placenta in a health care facility is convenient for those who are in outreach area, where family planning facilities are less available.

Objectives: To study the socio demographic profile of parturients attended to obstetric ward for delivery. To assess the acceptability and safety of IUCD among study population

Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among eligible postpartum women at Gandhi hospital secunderabad. Counseling was given about IUCD. After obtaining consent, Cu-T 380 was inserted in a 250 women, followed up to 6 weeks. The reasons for both acceptance and decline were recorded.

Results: Mean age of acceptance was 23.70±2.95 years. Majority were from urban area (79.75%). Acceptance was more in those who completed their secondary school level education (23.3%). Women undergoing caesarean section were accepting PPIUCD, more frequently than those who underwent normal vaginal delivery. Majority (67.12%) accepters told that they accepted IUCD because it is a reversible method. Main reported complications were pain abdomen (17.14%), bleeding (14.28%). Expulsion rate was 6.8%. Most common reason (40%) for removal of IUCD was inclination to other methods.

Conclusion: Even though expulsion rate high with, acceptance was high IUCD when it is inserted in postpartum period.