IUT: Managing Unexpected Situations and Complications

This micro skills course identifies problems which may arise during insertion of intrauterine contraceptive methods and describes how to manage those situations.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare

What will I learn?

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  1. List the possible causes of failed insertion of an intrauterine method;
  2. Describe strategies for overcoming difficulties at intrauterine contraception (IUC) insertion;
  3. Outline the management of perforation at IUC insertion;
  4. Explain the management of syncope/bradycardia;
  5. Describe the management of severe pain immediately after insertion of a correctly positioned IUC

Course provided in association with


  • This eLearning session is provided by the Content Providers listed above but it does not in any way constitute a qualification or accreditation from them.
  • Certificates provided at the end of each session are issued by Talisium under licence and cannot be used by students to seek membership, fellowship or any other form of recognition by the Content Provider.
  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
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