Intra Uterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD) training

Level of training - District
Target participants - Medical Officers/Staff Nurses/Auxiliary Nurse Midwives
Total duration - 5 days
Total participant/batch - 20

Target participants - Medical Officers/Staff Nurses
Total duration- 10 days (for Medical Officers-integrated with BEmOC training); 3 days (for Staff Nurses)
Total participant/batch - 5

Family planning is important not only for population stabilization, but it has been increasingly realized that family planning is central to improve maternal and newborn survival and health. Even though, India has made considerable progress in reducing maternal mortality ratio, it still contributes 20% of maternal deaths worldwide. Family planning can avert more than 30% of maternal deaths and 10% of child mortality if couples spaced their pregnancies more than 2 years apart. Over the years India’s family planning programme has evolved with the shift in focus from merely population control to more critical issues of saving the lives and improving the health of mothers and newborns. Ensuring healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies is now considered the most important intervention for reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent health (RMNCH+A).
Another shift is the renewed emphasis on spacing methods of family planning. Use of reversible or spacing methods of contraceptives can save women’s lives and health due to a reduction in unwanted, closely spaced and mistimed pregnancies and thus avoiding pregnancies with higher risks and chances of abortions, many of which may be unsafe.
Significantly increased institutional deliveries in India provides an opportune time for offering family planning services to the women, who have just delivered at health facilities and want to prevent unintended pregnancies or delay having more children. Moreover, unmet need for family planning is very high in the postpartum period.
Intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) provides very effective, safe, and long-term yet reversible protection from pregnancy. IUCD is one of the most cost-effective contraceptive methods because modern IUCDs can be used safely for many years (for 10 years for the Cu IUCD 380 A and for 5 years for Cu IUCD 375). A woman can start using Cu IUCD anytime, when it is reasonably certain that she is not pregnant. Postpartum women who breastfeed their infants can also use Cu IUCD safely, as it does not interfere with breastfeeding. Postpartum IUCD can be inserted immediately after vaginal delivery, during caesarean section and up to 48 hours after birth, before women get discharged from the health facilities.

Title  Download
IUCD Reference Manual for AYUSH Doctors     (11.30 MB)
IUCD Reference Manual for Medical Officers and Nursing Personnel      (4.89 MB)
IUCD Reference Manual Hindi    (14.75 MB)
        Counseling for PPFP & PPIUCD - Reference Manual    
PPFP & PPIUCD Counseling Ref Manual - English    (3.28 MB)
PPFP & PPIUCD Counseling Ref Manual - Hindi    (3.40 MB)
         Counseling for PPFP & PPIUCD - Trainer's Notebook    
PPFP & PPIUCD Trainers Notebook - English    (3.60 MB)
PPFP & PPIUCD Trainers Notebook - Hindi    (3.75 MB)
Important Links    
MoHFW NIHFW NHM GoI Health Department NHM Haryana TMIS