intrauterine device

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Synonyms for intrauterine device

contraceptive device consisting of a piece of bent plastic or metal that is inserted through the vagina into the uterus

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A copper IUD can be used to prevent an unintended pregnancy up to day 19 in women with a regular cycle.
3) That places vasectomy among the most effective contraceptive methods available--second only to the contraceptive implant in its theoretical ("perfect use") and everyday ("typical use") failure rates, and slightly superior to the hormonal and copper IUDs and female sterilization.
Clinicians also should promote same-day insertion protocols; offer LARC after abortion, miscarriage, and immediately post partum; and routinely offer the copper IUD for emergency contraception, added Dr.
SBA List has routinely referred to emergency contraceptives as "abortion drugs" and describes the copper IUD as causing "early abortion.
The copper IUD stops an egg being fertilised or implanting in the womb and is almost 100 per cent effective.
For these reasons, it is the most widely used copper IUD worldwide.
There is no increased risk of cervical infections among HIV-positive women, (4) the risk of PID among IUD users remains low even in settings with a high prevalence of sexually transmitted infections, (5) and recent research has shown no association between copper IUD use and tubal infertility.
Certain side effects of IUD use decrease over time, according to a secondary analysis of data from first-time copper IUD users in Santiago, Chile.
One study showed increases of 8 mm Hg systolic and 6 mm Hg diastolic, compared with patients who used a copper IUD.
The copper IUD is almost 100 per cent effective at preventing pregnancy and should be fitted by a doctor within five days.
15] When the copper IUD is selected as the most appropriate method, care must be taken to exclude those women who are not suitable candidates for IUD use (i.
The copper IUD is a highly effective option with very few contraindications.
In addition, the copper IUD does not have the usual systemic effects of hormonal contraceptive methods, including the cardiovascular risks that make the pill a poor choice for older women and smokers.
In a clinic setting, medical restrictions for initiating either copper IUD or levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNg-TUS) use include unexplained vaginal bleeding, cervical or endometrial cancer, uterine fibroids with distortion of the uterine cavity, pelvic tuberculosis, current pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or sexually transmitted infection (STI), or PID or STI within the last three months.
2012;366:1998-2007), and all IUDs are safe to use immediately post partum and in women who are breastfeeding or not (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Medical Eligibility Category 1 for copper IUD and Category 2 for levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine systems).