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Session 8: Skills Lab – IUD and Implant Insertion and Removal Practice


During this session, participants will demonstrate the steps of loading, inserting, and removing a Copper IUD using the “no-touch” technique and the steps of inserting and removing one and/or two-rod implants using models.


By the end of this unit, participants will:

  • Practice correct steps of loading a Copper T 380A in its sterile package correctly using the “no-touch” technique.
  • Practice correct steps of insertion and removal of copper IUD on an anatomical model using a checklist.
  • Practice correct steps of insertion and removal of one-rod/two-rod implants on an arm model using a checklist.

Timing & Methodology

Total: 60 minutes (1 hour)

  • 45 minutes: Facilitator Presentation and Group Discussion
  • 15 minutes: Video and Discussion


  • Print, download, and gather materials
  • Prepare two stations for each skill: IUD and implant insertion and removal practice

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Sexual and reproductive health services remain critical during COVID-19

IAWG members and partners are producing clinical and programmatic guidance, assessments, policy papers, and statements to ensure continued prioritization of sexual and reproductive health and rights throughout COVID-19 response in humanitarian settings.