Essential Knowledge

IUDs are displayed on a table at the counseling unit in Yusuf Dantsoho memorial hospital in Nigeria’s northern city of Kaduna. © 2012 Akintunde Akinleye/NURHI, Courtesy of PhotoshareThe Essential Knowledge section of the IUD Toolkit provides policy makers, program managers, and service providers with the key background and reference materials on both the copper-bearing IUD and the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS). In particular, “Essential knowledge about the Copper T-380A IUD” and “Essential knowledge about the LNG-IUS” are thorough summaries of current biomedical, social science, and programmatic knowledge. These documents will be updated periodically to reflect new research findings and programmatic knowledge.

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