Simplified IUD Insertion Technique

Trial ID or NCT#



not recruiting iconNOT RECRUITING


This is a randomized controlled trial that compares traditional IUD insertion with that of a no uterine sound, no bimanual pelvic exam approach. The investigators hypothesis is that IUD placement is safe and effective without pre-procedural assessment of uterine size, direction, or depth.

Official Title

Simplified IUD Insertion Technique: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: Older than 18 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. - Women 18 years and older presenting to contraceptive clinic in Gaborone, Botswana for IUD insertion and have ability to give informed consent.
Exclusion Criteria:
  1. - Known contradictions to copper IUD, inability to comply with study protocol


Paul D. Blumenthal, MD, MPH
Paul D. Blumenthal, MD, MPH
Obstetrician and Gynecologist (OB-GYN), Family planning specialist
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Gynecology-Family Planning) at the Stanford University Medical Center, Emeritus

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Klaira M Lerma, MPH