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Removal of a missing intrauterine contraceptive device after location through an ultrasound: a case report within a rural setting and review of literature

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In the last decade, (2000-2019), the modern contraceptive prevalence among married women of reproductive age (14-49 years), has increased by only 2.1%. The slow progress was due to limited access to services and myths surrounding methods held by both users and providers. This case report was identified, diagnosed, and managed by a midwife working in a rural health center in a low resource setting. However, literature is scarce on the management of missing Intra-Uterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD) thread removal services of confirmed diagnosis using Vscan or limited ultrasound services in rural health centers. The aim of reporting this case report was developed to enhance easy access to intrauterine contraceptive method removals, which may address myths associated with difficulties of undergoing the services in the rural set-up.

Authors: Mesele Damte Argaw, Hailemariam Segni Abawollo, Binyam Fekadu Desta, Zergu Taffesse Tsegaye, Dejene Mengistu Belete, Melkamu Getu Abebe

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