Optimizing IUD Delivery for Adolescents and Young Adults

Counseling, Placement, and Management

  • Mandy S. Coles
  • Aisha Mays

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Maria Brown, Elise D. Berlan
    Pages 1-10
  3. Joy Friedman, Rubiliatu A. Oluronbi
    Pages 29-39
  4. Nicole Chaisson
    Pages 71-81
  5. Rachel C. Passmore, Melanie A. Gold
    Pages 123-132
  6. Amy Yoxthimer, Rebecca H. Allen
    Pages 149-168
  7. Yasmin Z. Bahar, Mandy S. Coles, Melanie A. Gold
    Pages 169-182
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 183-230

About this book


Many individuals worldwide initiate sexual activity during their adolescent and young adult (AYA) years and are in need of safe and effective contraceptive services. Because of their safety profile, ease of use, and privacy many international professional organizations recommend that  long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), including intrauterine devices (IUDs), be included in contraception discussions with AYAs. IUDs are particularly advantageous because these methods are safe and highly effective (>99% efficacy), are easy to keep confidential because they are often undetectable to others, and do not require daily adherence or frequent visits for refills. Despite significant evidence of their safety, acceptability, and effectiveness, among adolescents and AYAs, IUDs remain underutilized in this population. 

Written by experts in the field, Optimizing IUD Delivery for Adolescents and Young Adults provides a comprehensive framework that examines the history of IUDs, counseling, initiation, placement, and follow-up techniques that are unique to AYA populations. The text closes with resource chapters, including, expert clinical pearls for AYA IUD delivery, how to access IUD training, and information on IUD billing and reimbursement. In an effort to integrate the voice of youth, clinical case examples and patient stories are utilized throughout to provide both a clinical grounding for each chapter and context within which to apply the chapter material.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mandy S. Coles
    • 1
  • Aisha Mays
    • 2
  1. 1.Boston University Medical CenterBostonUSA
  2. 2.UC Berkley-UCSF Joint Medical ProgramBerkeleyUSA

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