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GPs perspectives on prescribing intrauterine contraceptive devices.
Aust Fam Physician 2017; 46(5):328-333AF

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Globally, 14% of women use intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUCDs) for prevention of unplanned pregnancy. In Australia, the use of IUCDs is negligible at METHODS: GPs participated in qualitative interviews in February-May 2016, exploring their knowledge, attitudes and practice around IUCDs. Data were thematically analysed.

RESULTS

Overall, 17 GPs were interviewed. They identified key barriers to prescription of IUCDs as misconceptions brought to the consultation, lack of current GP inserters, and issues in referral of patients for insertion.

DISCUSSION

Barriers to prescribing IUCDs create challenges for women in accessing all available contraceptive options. Potential solutions to increase IUCD uptake might include local directories of GP inserters and targeted promotion of IUCD use. Increased GP training is necessary to expand the number of current GP inserters.

Authors

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Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28472580

Citation

Lodge, Gabrielle, et al. "GPs Perspectives On Prescribing Intrauterine Contraceptive Devices." Australian Family Physician, vol. 46, no. 5, 2017, pp. 328-333.
Lodge G, Sanci L, Temple-Smith MJ. GPs perspectives on prescribing intrauterine contraceptive devices. Aust Fam Physician. 2017;46(5):328-333.
Lodge, G., Sanci, L., & Temple-Smith, M. J. (2017). GPs perspectives on prescribing intrauterine contraceptive devices. Australian Family Physician, 46(5), pp. 328-333.
Lodge G, Sanci L, Temple-Smith MJ. GPs Perspectives On Prescribing Intrauterine Contraceptive Devices. Aust Fam Physician. 2017;46(5):328-333. PubMed PMID: 28472580.
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