Aims and Objectives: To assess safety of PPIUCD in terms of perforation, pain, bleeding, foul smelling vaginal discharge and assess expulsion rate at 6 weeks follow up and reasons for removal.
Methods: It was prospective study to assess the safety and efficacy of CuT 380A when inserted within ten minutes of placental expulsion up to 48 hours after delivery in 100 women delivering at tertiary Hospital, irrespective of maternal age, risk factors and mode of delivery (Vaginal /C- section).
Results: 5% patient had abdominal pain,3% had vaginal discharge, 2% had coital discomfort, 7% had irregular bleeding, 7% had threads coming out of vagina, 2% had thread not felt, 5% had expulsion 2% had displacement, no perforation were found. CuT thread not felt in 2% women. Pelvic ultrasound was done. Suggestive of 1% expelled CuT and 1% normally placed CuT.
Conclusion: PPIUCD as a method of family planning helps to bring down the maternal mortality and to inculcate the good quality of life among the illiterate and economically lower strata women who are utilizing the health services in India.