intrauterine device

(redirected from IUCD)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms.
Related to IUCD: Implanon

intrauterine device

(IUD), variously shaped birth controlbirth control,
practice of contraception for the purpose of limiting reproduction. Methods of Birth Control

Male birth control methods include withdrawal of the male before ejaculation (the oldest contraceptive technique) and use of the condom, a rubber sheath
..... Click the link for more information.
 device, usually of plastic, which is inserted into the uterusuterus,
in most female mammals, hollow muscular organ in which the fetus develops and from which it is delivered at the end of pregnancy. The human uterus is pear-shaped and about 3 in. (7.
..... Click the link for more information.
 by a physician. The IUD may contain copper or levonorgestrel, a progestin (a hormone with progesteronelike effects; see progesteroneprogesterone
, female sex hormone that induces secretory changes in the lining of the uterus essential for successful implantation of a fertilized egg. A steroid, progesterone is secreted chiefly by the corpus luteum, a group of cells formed in the ovary after the follicle
..... Click the link for more information.
). Apparently the IUD creates a hostile environment for the fertilized egg.
References in periodicals archive ?
The study described in this article examines whether IUCD use increased after an intervention through which (1) service providers were trained and supported in IUCD counseling, insertion, and removal and (2) community mobilization activities were held to correct the socio-cultural myths related to the IUCD.
Based on the same survey, the use of other methods like implant and IUCD is almost non-existent 1% and 0.
A preliminary diagnosis of complete perforation of the uterus with the IUCD lying adjacent to the serosal surface of the uterus was made.
The patient was then taken to the operating room, where a laparoscopic removal of the IUCD was performed.
The hormonal IUCD market segment accounts for the largest market share of 83.
The Government of Ethiopia developed a new initiative promoting long-acting and permanent methods, including the introduction of Implanon insertion at the community level and strengthening of IUCD insertion and removal services.
A very small number of women do become pregnant with the IUCD.
The IUCD, developed by American Jack Lippes (yes, Jack Lippes), is rumoured to pick up TV signals in some areas of the country.
7%), damaged fallopian tubes (70%) and previous use of IUCDs for family planning (65.
Providers in many franchised clinics appeared to prefer IUCDs rather than contraceptive pills, carried out little or no screening before dispensing pills, and adhered poorly to infection control practices.
The participants used various contraceptive methods including pills, injections, condoms and IUCDs.
Today's IUCDs are smaller and less likely to cause problems, though common side effects still include heavier periods and an increased risk of pelvic infection.