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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Ultrasound of the pelvic showed empty collapse cavity but IUCD could not be found in the uterus.
Results indicated that availability of IUCD services is limited and irregular at the district hospitals (DH), primary health care centers (PHCCs), and at the health post level because of a lack of trained service providers and frequent transfer of trained providers (especially female providers) to other health institutions.
A supine abdominal plain radiograph to evaluate the presence or absence of an IUCD in the pelvis showed a "T"-shaped metallic structure midline in the pelvis, which is characteristic of an IUCD (Figure 2).
Abortion errors equalled IUCD mistakes as the most common medical errors relating to family planning, with 48 claims.
The IUCD was removed from the insertion sleeve and grasped with the kellys forceps using a no-touch technique.
18 Our patient was not known to be pregnant at the time of presentation; however, our patient had an IUCD in place.
Recently the SA government has decided to introduce long-acting contraceptives, particularly the Cu 380 IUCD, in the public health sector.
IUCD 1 SLIGO ROVERS 0 Rusk 29 UCD: McGinley, Nangle, D.
About 1 out of 5 women in reproductive age all over the world use IUCD, while in India, it corresponds to only about 3 in 100 women, copper devices being the most popular.