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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Younger OB/GYNs are more likely to be familiar with IUDs, but even they often aren't fluent in the post-labor procedure, which is done as soon as 10 minutes after delivery.
The treatment of mislocated IUDs is surgical and can be performed either laparoscopically or laparotomically [11].
Intrauterine devices (IUDs) in developing countries: Assessing opportunities for expanding access and use.
To calculate the market size, the report considers revenue generated from the sales of following type of products: Hormonal IUDs and copper IUDs.
Second, the Affordable Care Act required most private insurance plans to cover at least one type of all 18 Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptive methods for women as prescribed without cost sharing; this reduced the barrier of cost for IUDs. For patients covered by Medicaid, details vary, but in many cases some type of IUD is covered.
Following national trends, PPHP is also seeing more of its patients choosing IUDs and implants.
The most popular are IUDs, T-shaped devices containing hormones or copper that are inserted into the womb.
Four LARC products are available in the United States today--a copper IUD, two hormonal IUDs and a hormonal implant--and they all provide long-term, but not permanent, pregnancy protection (see table).
The partnership will make an intrauterine device (IUD) available in the United States commercially and at a low price in U.S.
In the mid-1960s, Population Council biomedical researcher Howard Tatum determined that a common weakness of existing IUDs was the incompatibility of their shape and size with the dimensions of the uterus.
Many of the women surveyed said that they didn't know that IUDs are more effective contraceptives than the birth control pill and that the devices didn't raise the risk of getting a sexually transmitted disease (STD), the New York Daily News reported.
While IUDs and other LARCs are a good choice for many, the NWHN is concerned (2) about the risk of providers promoting LARCs rather than offering patients the full range of options and comprehensive information --including realistic information regarding the IUD insertion experience.
The frenzy was fueled by news organizations stressing that consumers should get IUDs before it's too late.
Obstetrician-gynecologists and contraception: practice and opinions about the use of IUDs in nulliparous women, adolescents and other patient populations.