What equipment is needed for intrauterine device (IUD) insertion?

Updated: Nov 29, 2018
  • Author: Sarah Hagood Milton, MD; Chief Editor: Christine Isaacs, MD  more...
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The equipment necessary for insertion include the IUD and package contents (see Devices), a speculum, a single-tooth tenaculum, a uterine sound, antiseptic solution, sterile gloves, and scissors. Also, having a cervical os finder available is recommended. If insertion occurs in the immediate postpartum period, ring forceps are needed.


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