Unintended pregnancy rates in the United States are near 50%, but use of safe and effective long-acting reversible contraception methods, such as intrauterine devices, remain low compared to worldwide rates. Common misconceptions about intrauterine devices likely contribute to this stark contrast in use prevalence. This project aimed to assess patient understanding, awareness, and perception of intrauterine devices at a Family Medicine office in Connecticut. A pamphlet that includes a summary of contraception methods was produced and distributed with the goal of increasing knowledge of intrauterine devices as well as other contraception methods for patients in the primary care setting.
Connecticut, Intrauterine devices, Pregnancy, Contraception, Birth control
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Eastman, Lindsey Marie, "Patient Awareness and Understanding of Intrauterine Devices" (2016). Family Medicine Block Clerkship, Student Projects. 187.