A Pilot Study of Early Postpartum Intrauterine Contraception


Society of Family Planning

Principal Investigator

Dr. Gretchen Stuart, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Project Run Dates

7/2/2009 to 4/1/2011



This is a prospective clinical trial of ultrasound guided intrauterine contraception insertion 10 minutes - 48 hours after vaginal delivery of single infant. A six month follow-up will entail three follow-up visits; 4-6 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months. The objective of this study is to measure intrauterine device (IUD) expulsion and the feasibility of conducting a future clinical trial to evaluate placement of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine contraceptive 10 minutes - 48 hours postpartum.


Associated Publications and other materials

Study Record Detail via Clinical Trials.gov