intrauterine device


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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
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 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.
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 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
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). Apparently the IUD creates a hostile environment for the fertilized egg.
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Cardiac patients are unique considering they cannot be given conventional drugs like oral contraceptive pills and IUCD insertion is limited in certain structural heart disease but for most of cardiac lesions intrauterine devices are in MEC 1 or 2 making them a safe choice3.
Of all the available birth control methods, intrauterine devices (IUD) are felt by many to be the near-ideal form of contraception, and are recommended by advocacy groups, physicians, and gynecological organizations worldwide.
Outcome of intrauterine pregnancies with intrauterine device in place and effects of device location on prognosis.
Dilbaz, "Analysis of risk factors associated with uterine perforation by intrauterine devices," European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care, vol.
Some invasive procedures like intrauterine device insertion are done in these centers which require sterile equipment to provide safe and quality services to patients.
Copper-T intrauterine device and levonorgestrel intrauterine system: biological bases of their mechanism of action.
Incidental detection of a transmigrated intrauterine device.
Minig and colleagues tested the combination of a levoonorgestrel-release intrauterine device (Mirena) and a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analog as a fertility-preserving treatment for AEH and well-differentiated endometrial cancer (EC-G1).
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Intrauterine device and adolescents: ACOG committee opinion no.

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