Post Placental intrauterine contraceptive device (PPIUCD): Women's experience at Combined Military Hospital Lahore


  • Dr Saima Qamar CMH Lahore Medical College and Institute of Dentistry, Lahore.



Contraception, Copper T, Post placental Intrauterine Contraceptive Device


Background& Objectives: The objective of this study was to evaluate post placental intrauterine contraceptive device (PPIUCD) in terms of awareness, acceptance, and expulsion in women.

Place & duration of study: It was a prospective longitudinal study, conducted at Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Combined Military Hospital Lahore over a period of six months.

Methods: All patients visiting antenatal clinic or labor room in early labor were counselled for insertion of Cu T-380A after vaginal delivery or at lower caesarean section. A total number of 232 women were included in the study after informed consent. Women with ruptured membranes for more than 18 hours,antepartum , postpartum hemorrhage, and evidence of chorioamnionitis were excluded from study.All the collected data was entered and analyzed through SPSS version 20.

Results: Total number of deliveries were 1814 and acceptance rate is 12.8%.Only 4.5% of patients were aware about PPIUCD insertion. Maximum patients were between 25-29 years of age(36.6%).Patients with two children have highest acceptance rate of 32.8%. At six week postpartum,the expulsion rate is 1.9% while 3.3% of patients have missing strings which were coiled up in the uterus. The discontinunation rate is 6.5% (15),the reason being irregular vaginal bleeding in 3.5% cases, infection in 1.3% cases and other causes in 1.7%. The patients willing to continue PPIUCD were 93.5%.

Conclusion: Insertion of IUCD in immediate postpartum period is an acceptable ,effective, safe and convenient contraceptive intervention in both caesarean section and vaginal deliveries.




How to Cite

Dr Saima Qamar. (2021). Post Placental intrauterine contraceptive device (PPIUCD): Women’s experience at Combined Military Hospital Lahore. MedERA - Journal of CMH LMC and IOD, 2.