intrauterine device

(redirected from Copper IUD)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • noun

Synonyms for intrauterine device

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

References in periodicals archive ?
The copper IUD is by far the most effective EC method, but not all women want (or can get) an IUD right away.
To calculate the market size, the report considers revenue generated from the sales of following type of products: Hormonal IUDs and copper IUDs.
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.
After the first year of use ovulation rates are similar to those in copper IUD (CuIUD) users.
In one study, 272 women aged 15-44 years who visited an inner-city clinic for pregnancy testing or emergency contraception were offered same-day copper IUD placement if they did not report unprotected intercourse within 8-14 days of the visit and if they had no evidence of cervicitis on examination.
The copper IUD has been shown to be the most effective form of emergency contraception regardless of weight and offers continuous protection.
The copper IUD is inserted and removed by a physician and can last for up to 10 years.
The six-month study observed the metabolic markers in three groups of obese women: a control group using non-hormonal birth control methods, including condoms, the copper IUD, and female or male sterilization; a second group with a progestin-releasing LARC device implanted in the uterus (IUD); and a third group with a progestin-releasing LARC device implanted under the skin.
A copper IUD (a small contraceptive device) can be fitted in the womb up to five days after sex.
Four per cent use the withdrawal method, six per cent use the copper IUD, three per cent the contraceptive injection, one per cent have implants, two per cent use the rhythm method and one per cent use contraceptive foams and gels.
A copper IUD can be used to prevent an unintended pregnancy up to day 19 in women with a regular cycle.
One study showed increases of 8 mm Hg systolic and 6 mm Hg diastolic, compared with patients who used a copper IUD.
For these reasons, it is the most widely used copper IUD worldwide.