Operational Obstetrics & Gynecology

IUD Insertion and Removal

These videos demonstrate how to insert and intrauterine device (IUD) and how to remove it.

The free, short versions were produced by the US Navy as training for medical personnel in isolated settings. They were included on the Operational Obstetrics & Gynecology CD.They may be freely downloaded.
IUD Removal  Video Runtime 0:38
6.9 MB mpg
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IUD Insertion  Video Runtime 1:43
18.6 MB mpg
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IUD Insertion

"Using sterile technique the IUD is loaded into the inserter."

"Examine the patient."

"Note the size and orientation of the uterus and cervix."

"Insert a vaginal speculum and visualize the cervix."

"Apply antiseptic solution and stabilize the cervix with a tenaculum."

"On this model, watch the IUD being inserted and then released."

"The IUD goes back to it's original shape."

"On this plastic model, stabilizing the cervix is unnecessary."

"On an actual patient, a tenaculum would be needed to hold the cervix steady and straighten the cervical canal."

"This IUD has just been placed. The strings should not be left this long."

"Trim the string with scissors, leaving about three cm in length showing through the cervix."

IUD Removal

"Identify the IUD strings coming throughthe cervix."

"Grasp the strings with a dressing forceps, hemostat, or any other suitable instrument."

"Pull the IUD strings straight out. The IUD will follow."

"The IUD is flexible and will collapse as you pull it through the cervical canal."



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Operational Obstetrics & Gynecology - 2nd Edition
The Health Care of Women in Military Settings
CAPT Michael John Hughey, MC, USNR
January 1, 2000

This web version of Operational Obstetrics & Gynecology is provided by The Brookside Associates Medical Education Division.  It contains original contents from the official US Navy NAVMEDPUB 6300-2C, but has been reformatted for web access and includes advertising and links that were not present in the original version. This web version has not been approved by the Department of the Navy or the Department of Defense. The presence of any advertising on these pages does not constitute an endorsement of that product or service by either the Department of Defense or the Brookside Associates. The Brookside Associates is a private organization, not affiliated with the United States Department of Defense. All material in this version is unclassified.

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