Nonpharmacologic Approaches to Pain Management with IUD Insertion

  • Rachel C. Passmore
  • Melanie A. Gold


Nonpharmacologic modalities for pain and anxiety prevention and management related to IUD insertion are numerous, and many are easy to use. These modalities, ranging from diaphragmatic breathing to acupuncture, have the potential to support adolescent and young adult patients in combination with pharmacologic modalities—or on their own when pharmacological modalities are contraindicated, ineffective, or unavailable. This chapter will describe the range of nonpharmacologic treatment options available for IUD-related pain, and discuss how to integrate nonpharmacologic treatment options for adolescents and young adults for pain management in to your clinical practice.


Adolescent Young adult IUD Nonpharmacologic Acupuncture Acupressure Aromatherapy Pain management Isometric exercises Diaphragmatic breathing Hypnotic language Music Heat IUD doula 



Adolescent and Young Adult


Intrauterine Device


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rachel C. Passmore
    • 1
  • Melanie A. Gold
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Population and Family HealthColumbia University Mailman School of Public HealthNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pediatrics, Division of Child and Adolescent HealthColumbia University Irving Medical Center/New York–Presbyterian HospitalNew YorkUSA

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