Intrauterine Devices (IUDs)

Illustrative session plan - IUDs

This is a sample session plan for use in preparing trainings on IUDs.

Facilitator's Guide - IUDs

The Facilitator’s Guide contains information on the module design, a description of the materials, learning objectives, how to conduct role plays, pre- and post-test answer key, and case studies, and how to conduct clinical training.

Illustrative training schedule - IUDs

A sample training schedule for use in preparing a training series on IUDs.

Quick Start Guide

Read this first! This five-page guide gives a step-by-step overview of how to make the most of the Training Resource Package.

Medical Eligibility Criteria Quick Reference Chart

This chart can be used to initiate or continue use of combined oral contraceptives (COCs), depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA), progestin-only implants, copper intrauterine device (Cu-IUD) based on a complete list of all medical conditions. This resource has been updated as of October, 2015.

WHO Medical Eligibility Criteria Wheel

The WHO Medical Eligibility Criteria Wheel for Contraceptive Use - 2015 Update contains the medical eligibility criteria for starting use of contraceptive methods, based on Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use, 5th edition (2015), one of WHO’s evidence-based guidelines. It guides family planning providers in recommending safe and effective contraception methods for women with medical conditions or medically-relevant characteristics. Additionally, an online version of the wheel is available.

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Comparing Effectiveness of Family Planning Methods

This chart from the Family Planning: Global Handbook for Providers compares the effectiveness of the following family planning methods:

  • Contraceptive Implants
  • IUD
  • Female Sterilization
  • Vasectomy
  • Injectables
  • LAM
  • Contraceptive Pills
  • Contraceptive Patch
  • Vaginal Ring
  • Male Condoms
  • Diaphragm
  • Female Condoms
  • Fertility Awareness Methods
  • Withdrawal
  • Spermicides