Online IUD Toolkit a Useful Resource
Main Notes on YRH Policy
April 11, 2008
Noted by Jim Rosen
If you are developing policy on contraception and young people, the online IUD toolkit is a useful resource. Developed by the IUD Subcommittee of USAID’s Maximizing Access and Quality Initiative, the toolkit includes a searchable database that allows searches on terms such as youth and adolescent.
I like the policy and guidelines button that links to international and country policy documents with relevant information such as medical eligibility criteria for IUD use by young people.
WHO currently classifies IUDs as a category 2 contraceptive for women under age 20. That means that, from a medical standpoint, young women are eligible to use the IUD, albeit with careful counseling and follow-up from health workers.
Search our policy database for examples of policies on pregnancy prevention and young people.