6 Steps to Insert IUD Coil to Avoid Unwanted Pregnancy

6 Steps to Insert IUD Coil to Avoid Unwanted Pregnancy

Every woman who has chosen the IUD contraceptive wants to know how the device is inserted. In this blog, we will provide a clear and detailed information so that you can get a better idea about the device.

IUD coil insertion requires special training along with practice under direct supervision of the instructor.

Procedure to insert IUD contraceptive coil

  • The procedure starts with a pelvic exam to determine the position of the uterus. A bimanual examination is conducted followed by the insertion of a speculum into the vagina. The speculum helps the doctor to inspect the cervix.
  • The vagina and the cervix are then both cleansed with an antiseptic solution.
  • After that, the contraceptive specialist will gently insert the tenaculum through the speculum. The tenaculum is closed just enough to hold the uterus and the cervix.
  • As the depth and position of the uterus is measured, the IUD is inserted into the uterus very slowly and with great care while it is still unopened and inside the sterile package.
  • As the IUD gets inserted into the uterus, the inserter is removed.
  • After that, the strings to the IUD are cut, leaving about 3 centimeters hanging out of the cervix.

This is a short, stepwise description of the coil insertion procedure. After the insertion is complete, you will remain lying on the examination table for some time, until you feel you’re ready to get dressed.

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