Tag: IUD

Image: PD  1. Lower-dose 13.5 mg and 19.5 mg levonorgestrel intrauterine contraceptive systems (IUDs) were found to be highly effective for up to 3 years.  2.  Both devices were easy to insert and well tolerated by paras and nulliparas. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)        Study Rundown: This phase III clinical...
Image: PD 1. Among nulligravidas, women receiving pre-procedure misoprostol experienced easier and less painful intrauterine device (IUD) insertion.  2. Women who received misoprostol before IUD insertion were more likely to experience cramping after taking misoprostol but not at 24 hours after insertion.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)  Study Rundown: This study found that vaginal...
Image: PD. Levonorgestrel molecule. 1. Overall, intrauterine devices had a very low rate of serious complications (<1%) in both teenagers and older women.  2. Levonorgestrel-releasing intra-uterine device (IUD) was associated with fewer complications and less early discontinuation than the copper IUD in all age groups.   Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)  Study Rundown: The...