Checklist: Program Plan for Providing High-Quality IUD Services

Introducing or reintroducing a contraceptive requires attention to policy and service delivery, on one hand, and to the public and potential users’ knowledge and perceptions, on the other. Family planning program managers can ask themselves, clinic administrators, and service providers the questions in this checklist to help assure that programs can provide high-quality IUD services. The checklist covers the main elements needed for high-quality IUD services, including service delivery guidelines that are up-to-date; clients who are well-informed about IUDs; clinics that have necessary infrastructure, equipment, and supplies; a core group of competent IUD providers and a referral system that brings women to them.

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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for Communication Programs, The INFO Project