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IUDs

Beyond the basics

Cappiello, Joyce, PhD, RN, FNP; Bosak, Julie, MSN, BSN, BA, CNM

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000433075.30022.81
Feature: BIRTH CONTROL
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Abstract: This article reviews the changes in patient selection for intrauterine devices (IUDs) and evidence-based practices regarding counseling and management of common IUD issues. Where evidence-based research is lacking, expert opinion and common standards of practice are reviewed, and current clinical resources are identified.

Joyce Cappiello is Clinical Faculty at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, N.H. and Director of the ROE Consortium at the Abortion Access Project, Cambridge, Mass. Julie Bosak is a Nurse-Midwife at Garrison Women's Health Center, Wolfeboro, N.H.

The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.

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