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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)

Estimated Ectopic Pregnancy Rates

Estimated Ectopic Pregnancy Rates chart

*Adapted from: Sivin, 1991.
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Pregnancy is unlikely for a woman using a modern IUD, such as the TCu 380A. Consequently, the incidence of ectopic pregnancy in users of the TCu 380A is very low, only two out of every 10,000 women.

If a pregnancy does occur in an IUD user, the risk of it being an ectopic pregnancy is slightly higher than in women using other methods. However, the overall number of ectopic pregnancies is much lower among users of the TCu 380A than among women who use other contraceptives and women who use no method of contraception.



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