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Intrauterine Devices (IUDs)
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Section 1

- Introduction
- Objectives
- Safety
- Overview
- Early IUDs
- Copper IUDs
- Mechanisms
- Failure Rates
- Comparison
- Method Costs
> Characteristics
- Characteristics
- Incidence Rate
- Reducing Risk
- Perforations
- Ectopic
- Expulsions
- Rates

Section 2
Section 3


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Section 1 - Intrauterine Devices (IUDs)

Characteristics of Copper IUDs

  • Highly effective and economical
  • Do not interfere with intercourse
  • Easy to useCopper IUD
  • Long-lasting
  • Easily reversible
  • Quick return of fertility
  • No systemic effects

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In addition to being highly effective and economical, the IUD has other characteristics that make it a good choice for many women. Use of an IUD does not interfere with intercourse. It is easy to use and requires little action on the part of the user and no active participation by a husband or partner. The woman only needs to check the IUD strings regularly to make sure the device is still in place.

The IUD is long-lasting and easily reversible. If a woman wants to have a baby or to use another form of contraception, the IUD can be easily removed by a provider. Return to fertility typically occurs very soon after an IUD is removed. Also, copper-releasing IUDs act locally on the reproductive tract and have no systemic effects. For this reason, IUDs can be used safely by breastfeeding women.



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