The device shown in the picture below is ideally inserted at ?
A. Just before menstruation.
B. On the 26th day.
C. Just after menstruation.
D. On the 14th day.
The device shown in the picture above represents Copper T IUD Contraceptive device.
Timing of insertion
Although the loop can be inserted at almost anytime during a woman’s reproductive years (except during pregnancy), the most propitious time for loop insertion is during mensturation or within 10 days of the beginning of a menstural period.
- During this period, insertion is technically easy because the diameter of the cervical canal is greater at this time than during the secretory phase.
- The uterus is relaxed and myometrial contractions which might tend to cause expulsion are at a minimum.
- In addition, the risk that a woman is pregnant is remote at this time.