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IUD Insertion Satisfaction Among Young Adult Women

Obstet Gynecol; ePub 2018 May 7; Akers, et al

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.

Citation:

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.