Background: 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 rural health center in low resource setting. However, literature is scare 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 intra-uterine contraceptive method removals, which may address myths associated with difficulties of undergoing the services in rural set-up.
A 26 year-old married woman, Gravida 1 and Para 1, attended Mekoy Health Center for IUCD removal service after seven years of protection and internally referred to limited obstetric ultrasound service room due to non- visualization of IUCD thread with Vaginal Speculum examination. An ultrasonography scan however, showed a centrally located copper-T 380A IUCD in the endometrial cavity. As a result, after dilatation of the cervix, a successful removal of the Copper-T 308A was conducted. The client received followed up care for two hours post-procedure and was then discharged.
Conclusions: This case highlights the importance of availing diagnostic and removal services in rural set ups to mitigate myths in the community. The availability of limited obstetric ultrasound scanning services can improve the diagnoses and management of conditions in clients. The reported case shows that although, the basic infrastructure was limited, ultrasound scanning and Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) trained midwives can ensure the provision of safe IUCD removal services in rural areas.