Increasing implant use by offering immediate postpartum insertion
Long acting highly-effective contraception, such as IUDs and implants, can help postpartum women achieve optimal pregnancy spacing and avoid unintended pregnancies. A new study finds that postpartum women are much more likely to use implants if they are inserted immediately following delivery.
Compared with women in the delayed group (63 percent), many more women (81 percent) in the immediate group were satisfied with the timing of their implant placement. Neither group had serious adverse events occur.
Whether postpartum women want to prevent or pursue another pregnancy, highly-effective methods can help women achieve their reproductive goals safely and predictably. Offering those methods immediately following delivery is one clear way to increase their use.