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IUD:

see intrauterine deviceintrauterine device
(IUD), variously shaped birth control device, usually of plastic, which is inserted into the uterus by a physician. The IUD may contain copper or levonorgestrel, a progestin (a hormone with progesteronelike effects; see progesterone).
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The IUD insertion and removal practice sessions began with pelvic models and progressed to actual users who had requested the service.
The report stated depending on what type of IUD is used, contraception can be provided 24/7 for three to 12 years.
Knowledge of HW (F) on Different Methods of Birth Control Methods Rural Tribal Total Condom 21 (58%) 15 (42%) 36 (100%) OCP 21 (58%) 15 (42%) 36 (100%) IUD 21 (58%) 15 (42%) 36 (100%) Vasectomy 21 (58%) 13 (36%) 34 (94%) Tubectomy 21 (58%) 13 (36%) 34 (94%) Diaphragm/Jelly 2 (5%) 2 (5%) 4 (10%) Withdrawal method 2 (5%) 1 (3%) 3 (8%) Emergency pill 5 (14%) 3 (8%) 8 (22%) Table II.
Saito-Tom and her colleagues looked at other potential IUD complications, including infection, perforation, and pregnancy.
The gynecologist unsuccessfully tried to remove the IUD.
Frameless-design IUD implantation appears to represent a major advance, suitable for general use due to its lack of timing restraints and its simplicity of attachment, which only requires limited training.
According to Maria Isabel Rodriguez, a clinical fellow in family planning at the University of California, some women, particularly those who have given birth, find the IUD insertion no more uncomfortable than undergoing a pap test.
46%, 25/77) whose IUDs were removed constituted the Removed IUD Group, and the remaining 26 patients constituted IUD Left in situ Group.
Until recently, doctors usually waited to discuss an IUD or implant until a woman's first postnatal checkup, six weeks after delivery.
Women with no more than a primary-level education had twice the odds of those with a postsecondary education of selecting a postpartum IUD (odds ratio, 2.
She then received IUD insertion to prevent pregnancy 6 months after vaginal delivery in 2014.
Although perforation of the uterus by an IUD is rare, migration to the appendix is extremely rare.