The Copper IUD and Emergency Contraception: Best Practices and Strategies for Implementing "Plan C"

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Date & Time:
Wednesday, March 11, 10:00am - 11:15am

Laura Churchill, MS, FNP-BC
Deputy Director of Public Health/Clinical Services
Greene County Public Health/Family Planning

In addition to being one of the most effective forms of contraception, the copper intrauterine device (IUD) is the most effective form of emergency contraception (EC), with a failure rate of less than 0.1%. In offering the copper IUD as EC for immediate and long-term use, family planning providers have an opportunity to support a woman who has experienced a contraceptive emergency with taking actionable steps to prevent future unintended pregnancy for up to 12 years. While promoting the use of this most-effective form of EC has operational and fiscal implications for family planning providers, the barriers are not insurmountable. Several best practices and strategies exist for family planning providers wanting to implement this game changer - "Plan C" - in their settings.

As a result of this Webinar, viewers are able to:

  • Identify who is an appropriate candidate for a copper IUD as EC
  • Summarize counseling strategies for candidates for the copper IUD as EC for immediate and long-term use
  • Examine strategies used by one family planning provider to integrate the provision of the copper IUD as EC into clinic flow
  • Assess opportunities for promoting the use of the copper IUD as EC at their own agency