Volume : 5
Issue : 4
Online ISSN : 2394-2754
Print ISSN : 2394-2746
Article First Page : 511
Article End Page : 515
Introduction: Immediate postpartum intrauterine contraceptive device insertion is an excellent family planning method which provided safe effective, long term and reversible contraception to women in the delivery setting. Hence, the present study was undertaken to assess the clinical outcome of immediate postpartum insertion of intrauterine contraceptive device in terms of safety and efficacy and to compare the two routes of insertion i.e. in vaginal deliveries and cesarean section.
Objective: 1. To study awareness level of PPIUCD among parturient. 2. To study safety and efficacy of PPIUCD insertion.
Materials and Methods: A cohort of 100 vaginal and 100 cesarean deliveries with PPIUCD insertion were studied over a period of 1 year and followed for three months in this prospective interventional study. Outcome measures of safety were perforation, irregular bleeding, unusual vaginal discharge and infection. Outcome measures of efficacy were pregnancy, expulsions, discontinuation and incidence of coiled up/ undescended strings. The data was compiled and analyzed.
Results: In the present study only 34.5% (N=69) of the study sample were aware of the PPIUCD while the rest 65.5% were unaware. No serious complications such as pregnancy or perforation were encountered in our series. Most common complication reported in both the groups was excessive bleeding PV followed by pain in lower abdomen. Spontaneous expulsion of the device was noted in 3% of vaginal insertions and none in the cesarean insertion.
Conclusion: PPIUCD is an excellent method to limit or space child births. It is offered to a woman in a setting when she is highly motivated and genuinely needs it.
Keywords: PPIUCD, Postpartum contraception, Insertion of IUCD.