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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)

Learning Objectives

By the time you complete this section, you will be able to:

  • Describe several types of both currently and historically used IUDs.

  • Explain the main mechanism of action of the copper IUD.

  • Describe the low contraceptive failure rate for IUDs and the recommended lifespan for three or more specific devices.

  • List five or more characteristics of copper IUDs.

  • Describe four or more possible side effects or complications of IUDs.

  • Explain the risks of IUD use, including pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), perforation, ectopic pregnancy and expulsion, and how these risks can be reduced.


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