High levels of satisfaction with the intrauterine device insertion (IUD) procedure were reported among adolescent and young adult women, according to a recent study. The secondary analysis used data from a multisite, single-blind, sham-controlled randomized trial of women aged 14-22 years having a levonorgestrel 13.5-mg inserted enrolled participants from March 2015 through July 2016 at 3 family planning clinics in Philadelphia, PA. Satisfaction was measured with 3 items that assessed overall satisfaction with the procedure, whether participants would recommend the IUD to a friend, and the perception that the IUD was worth the discomfort. Researchers found:
- 93 of 95 (97.9%) women were included in the analysis (47.4% white, 36.0% black, 66.0% privately insured, and 79.0% had used contraception previously).
- Most participants (76.8%) reported high overall satisfaction with the procedure, 67.4% would recommend an IUD to a friend, and 83.2% perceived the IUD was worth the discomfort.
- The odds of reporting high overall satisfaction were lower among adolescents compared with young adults.
Akers AY, Harding J, Perriera LK, et al. Satisfaction with the intrauterine device insertion procedure among adolescent and young adult women. [Published online ahead of print May 7, 2018]. Obstet Gynecol. doi:10.1097/AOG.0000000000002596.
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