Programming Models and Approaches

Family planning programs can take a number of approaches to providing IUD services. For example, the IUD can be offered postpartum, postabortion, or during the interval between a birth and another pregnancy. IUDs can be made available in a variety of service delivery settings, including hospitals, clinics, and even mobile clinics. And, in many cases, task sharing can be employed so that different types of providers can offer services related to IUD insertion, including counseling.

The publications in this section of the Toolkit offer information on these various service delivery models, provide evidence supporting the practice of task shifting, or task sharing, to expand access to long-acting contraceptive methods, and set forth guidance for implementing the delivery of IUD services.