Hormonal Intrauterine Device
The Levonorgestrel Intrauterine Devices (LNG-IUDs) module is designed for the providers in developing countries who most often are tasked with providing FP services—primarily nurses and nurse-midwives, as well as primary care physicians—and assumes trainees will have a minimum level of clinical training.
By the end of the training, trainees should be able to:
- Describe the characteristics of LNG-IUDs in a manner that clients can understand:
- What LNG-IUDs are and how they work (mechanism and onset of action)
- Side effects
- Non-contraceptive health benefits
- Possible health risks (complications)
- Other characteristics (STI/HIV protection, ease of use, return to fertility, when to initiate and discontinue)
- Demonstrate the ability to:
- Screen clients for medical eligibility for LNG-IUDs
- Explain to clients the insertion, removal, and follow-up procedures
- Explain when to return to the clinic
- Address common concerns, misconceptions, and myths
- Conduct follow-up for LNG-IUDs clients in a way that enhances continuing safety, satisfaction, and acceptance
- Describe when to initiate use of LNG-IUDs (postpartum, switching from another method).
- Explain how to manage side effects.
- Identify conditions that require switching to another method.
- Demonstrate on anatomical models how to safely insert and remove LNG IUDs.
Read the Quick Start guide below, if you haven't already--and then explore the tabs at right to walk through the Facilitator's Guide, illustrative examples, presentation slides, handouts, and more--all of which you are free to adapt for your training participants' needs.