Tag: intrauterine device (IUD)

Previous studies have suggested that certain hormonal contraceptive methods, including intramuscular depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA-IM), may increase women’s susceptibility to HIV acquisition. In this randomized, open-label trial, 7829 women living in areas of high HIV incidence in Africa were randomly assigned to receive DMPA-IM (n=2609), a copper intrauterine device...
Suicide in older adults living in or transitioning to residential long-term care, 2003 to 2015 It is estimated that by the year 2050, 1 in 5 individuals will be 65 years or older. In addition to the growing number of seniors in North America, the rate of suicide has also...
1. High school girls using intrauterine devices (IUDs) or implants were less likely to use condoms than girls who used birth control pills. 2. Key findings suggest that long acting reversible contraception (LARC) users may be at increased risk for sexually transmitted diseases compared to pill users. Evidence Rating Level: 2...
1. Use of long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods increased in U.S. women from 2009 to 2012. 2. Increase in IUD use drove this trend, while implant use remained low. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average) Study Rundown: LARC  methods are the most effective forms of birth control currently available and include intrauterine devices...
1. Women over 29 years were less likely to discontinue intrauterine device (IUD) use at 48 and 60 months. 2. Reasons for discontinuation included desire to attempt pregnancy, bleeding, and other side effects. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)            Study Rundown: IUDs are a commonly used type of long-acting reversible contraception and are...
1. Risk-based screening for chlamydia and gonorrhea prior to intrauterine device insertion was more sensitive than age or partner-based screening. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)  Study Rundown: Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are some of the most effective forms of birth control, with a failure rate of less than one percent. Despite consistent...
1. Women who used an intrauterine device (IUD) were less likely to develop preeclampsia in subsequent pregnancies. 2. The protective effect of IUD use was observed in nulliparous women only. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average)        Study Rundown: Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are considered one of the most effective contraceptive methods,...
1. Contraceptive implants and hormonal intrauterine devices (IUDs) remained highly effective for four and six years respectively, one year beyond their FDA approved duration of use. 2. In contraceptive implant users, serum hormone levels were adequate for ovulation suppression even after four years of use and did not vary by BMI. Evidence...
1. Women using a progesterone-releasing IUD for birth control had significantly fewer unintended pregnancies, including ectopics, compared to those using a copper IUD. 2. From a clinical perspective, both forms were highly effective, with failure rates of <1%. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)       Study Rundown: The intrauterine device (IUD) is...