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This pilot research study will teach patients how to self-remove intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) through an educational video and simulation and evaluate patient perspectives and experiences related to IUD self-removal with two surveys. Patients will be recruited for this study at the time of presentation to the office for IUD removal. After consenting to the procedure, they will complete a pre-intervention survey, watch a video explaining how to self-remove the IUD, and use two models to simulate IUD removal. After completion of using the models to practice IUD removal, they will complete a second short survey. The patient will then be given the option of attempting self-removal and be given time to attempt the removal. If they elect to have the provider remove their IUD, the provider will do so. At the end of the encounter, the patient will fill out a final survey. Research staff will measure the length of the strings of all IUDs prior to routine disposal of the device.


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NCT number NCT05191238
Study type Interventional
Source Boston Medical Center
Contact Melissa Wong, MD
Phone 617-414-5176
Email [email protected]
Status Not yet recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date January 2022
Completion date December 2022

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