by John Cleland, Moazzam Ali, Lenka Benova et al.
Contraception (2017), doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2017.03.009
The contribution of copper-bearing intrauterine devices (IUDs) to overall contraceptive protection has declined in many countries, despite their well-known advantages. The study was undertaken to review and interpret the experience of interventions to promote use of IUDs in low- and middle-income countries in order to provide strategic guidance for policies and programs. The authors conclude that IUD use can be increased in a variety of ways but that progress is hampered by persistent adverse perceptions by both providers and potential clients. Provider enthusiasm is a key to success.