Last updated on March 2020

Immediate Versus Delayed IUD Insertion After Second Trimester Medical Abortion


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Contraception
  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Able to speak English, Afrikaans or Xhosa;
  • Requesting and eligible for abortion according to standard practice at the hospital;
  • Gestational age 13-20 weeks verified by ultrasound;
  • Interested and eligible for the copper IUD as a post-abortion contraceptive method;
  • Willingness to participate in the trial including follow-up;
  • Able to provide a working phone & telephone number to allow for contact;
  • Willing and able to provide informed consent
  • Staying within one hour travel time of GSH

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Active pelvic inflammatory disease, pelvic tuberculosis; severe thrombocytopenia;
  • Positive N. Gonorrhea or C. Trachomatis that has not been adequately treated
  • Copper allergy
  • Hb <10g/dL
  • Uterine anomaly preventing placement of the IUD; cervical cancer or carcinoma in-situ, untreated high grade squamous intraepithelial lesions
  • Hemorrhage; or ruptured uterus
  • History of ectopic pregnancy
  • Wilsons' disease

Recruitment Status: Closed


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