LNG IUS Training Manual for Family Planning
This manual was developed by ICA Foundation to provide family planning service providers, clinic managers and clinical trainers with a concise source of up-to-date information on the hormonal intrauterine contraceptive method, the Levonorgestrel Intrauterine System (LNG IUS). The purpose of this manual is to help clinicians (physicians, nurses and midwives) discover contraceptive clients who would derive the most benefit from the use of the LNG IUS. The manual is partly based on the Jhpiego reference manual “IUD Guidelines for Family Planning Service Programs”, but as it concerns a local hormonal contraceptive, the text has been revised according to common guidelines on progestin-only pills and the official Summary of Product Characteristics of the product. The information in this manual should be combined with competency-based training to build a successful family planning program, with staff competent in client assessment, counseling, and recognizing and managing potential problems.