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MSI Reproductive Choices UK statement on fitting intrauterine contraception (IUC) and pain relief

Press releases  •  23 June 2021  • 2 min read

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London, 23rd June 2021 

Following recent coverage on the fitting of intrauterine contraception (IUC) and concerns surrounding associated pain, Julia Hogan (MSI Reproductive Choices’ UK contraceptive and sexual health nurse consultant) comments.

Statement on fitting intrauterine contraception (IUC) and pain relief:

“It is deeply concerning to read some women’s stories of having intrauterine contraception (IUC) fitted without appropriate pain relief. Women’s experiences need to be taken seriously, and their choices and feelings listened to.  At MSI we offer anyone opting for an IUC a choice of three types of local anaesthetic, including: a gel, a spray and an injection, as well as the option of taking painkillers, such as ibuprofen, an hour or two before the procedure. We also always have another health care practitioner in attendance to support the client and ensure they feel comfortable and in control throughout.

The experience of having an IUC fitted differs from person to person and as specialists in women’s health, our teams are committed to ensuring that every one of our client’s needs are listened to and respected. Out of the hundreds of people who have provided feedback on having a long acting form of contraception fitted at MSI this year, 98% rated the service either 4 or 5 out of 5 and said they would recommend it to a friend.”

– Julia Hogan, MSI Reproductive Choices’ UK contraceptive and sexual health nurse consultant. 

For further information please contact:

Email: press@mischoices.org

Telephone: +44 (0) 7769 166 516


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