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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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Immunotherapy to decrease the risk of spontaneous abortion; Infertility management: Coverage criteria for females, Coverage criteria for males, Infertility treatment, Artificial insemination, Ova sticks - ovum transfer/uterine lavage - sperm donor/storage/washing; Intracytoplasmic sperm injection; In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Gamete Intra-Fallopian Transfer (GIFT); Multifetal pregnancy reduction (MFPR); Recurrent Pregnancy Loss; Transcervical balloon tubuloplasty; Intra-uterine device (IUD) - removal, Laparoscopy - pelvic; Myomectomy; Nerve Ablation Procedures for Dysmenorrhea, Laparoscopic; Laparoscopic, Oophorectomy;
The other type is the intra-uterine device (IUD or coil) which can be used up to five days after sex and can be taken out again after, or during, the next period.
The association also emphasized that abortions in Turkey result from the infrequent use of birth control methods such as intra-uterine devices and contraceptives, which are common in developed countries.
Several months ago, the House of Representatives passed the bill, a controversial measure that lifts restrictions on the promotion of artificial birth control methods such as the use of pills, condoms, intra-uterine devices and other similar means.
The implants will add to the range of contraceptives already funded by Government medicine funding body Pharmac, including hormonal contraceptive pills, intra-uterine devices and condoms.
Hormonal methods and intra-uterine devices (IUD and IUS) are good.

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