Intrauterine Contraception: Difficult Placements and Removals

Released: 08/21/2023

This virtual coffee break was created by the Clinical Training Center for Sexual and Reproductive Health to review best practices for the evaluation and management of difficult placements and removals of intrauterine contraception (IUC) devices.

After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe best practices for managing difficult IUC placements and removals.
  • Identify clinical scenarios that may impact IUC placement.
  • Discuss potential risks to clients related to difficult IUC placements.
  • List steps to manage IUC removals when device strings are not visible.

This e-learning activity is part of a series on Providing Intrauterine Contraception.

Continuing education credits (0.25 CNE) are available for this activity. To obtain continuing education credits, participants must register for the course, complete course content, and successfully pass a quiz for this activity. For further information and/or to register, visit The 'view now' option allows participants to take the e-learning without registering but CE will not be awarded.

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