Authors: Ntlharhi W Mathonsi

Keyword: family planning, reproductive health, sexual health, South Africa


The intrauterine contraception device (IUD) is highly effective, safe, cost-effective, long-acting, and rapidly reversible with few side effects. It is a private and convenient method of contraception, does not interfere with the spontaneity of sex, is acceptable to many patients, has superior continuation rates, and offers several non-contraceptive health benefits