Contraception with an IUD – patient information to assist informed consent
This patient education pamphlet provides treatment information on intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUDs). The topics discussed include: copper IUDs, progestogen IUDs, patients who may not be suitable for an IUD, the insertion of an IUD and recovery after the procedure.
This leaflet can be a useful tool for patients considering an IUD for long-acting reversible contraception. The procedure to insert an IUD is described in detail, complete with anatomical illustrations. Important information regarding the possible risks and complications of IUDs is also provided.
Contraception with an IUD is described in plain English to assist the patients’ understanding of health information and to help patients make informed decisions. The Obstetrics and Gynaecology patient information leaflets are printed in five-colour on high-quality A4 sheets.