Fitting a contraceptive intrauterine device or system
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Fitting a contraceptive intrauterine device or system

Ann Burke Head of service/lead nurse, Sheffield Contraception and Sexual Health Services, Central Health Clinic, Sheffield

The intrauterine device or system is a safe and effective method of contraception. This article provides a practical, step-by-step guide on how to fit these devices and the advice that needs to be offered to women choosing this method. The information contained within the article should be used alongside formal training and supervision.

Nursing Standard. 21, 48,42-47. doi: 10.7748/ns2007.08.21.48.42.c4599

Correspondence

ann.burke@sheffieldpct.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review