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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Kittur S, Kabadi YM, "Enhancing contraceptive usage by post-placental intrauterine contraceptive devices (PPIUCD) insertion with evaluation of safety, efficacy and expulsion," International Journal of Reproduction, Contraception, Obstetrics and Gynecology 2012; 1: 26-32.
The intrauterine contraceptive device became available from 1909 when Dr.
Ureteric calculus around an intrauterine contraceptive device.
Revisiting the intrauterine contraceptive device in adolescents.
Complete uterine perforation by an intrauterine contraceptive device
New insights on the mode of action of intrauterine contraceptive devices in women, Fertility and Sterility, 1988, 49(5):768-773; Wilson JC, A prospective New Zealand study of fertility after removal of copper intrauterine contraceptive devices for conception and because of complications: a four-year study, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1989, 160(2):391-396; Sivin I et al.
Metallic copper as an intrauterine contraceptive adjunct to the "T" device.
IUCDs: Intrauterine contraceptive devices, OCP: Oral contraceptive pill Table 3: Determinants of contraceptive practices with different (n=270) Variable Contraceptive [chi square] df P usage Yes No Age at marriage (years) <18 18 08 0.
She had no history of any intrauterine contraceptive device usage or any previous sexually transmitted infections or pelvic inflammatory disease.
Precision intrauterine contraception may significantly increase continuation of use: A review of long term clinical experience with frameless copper-releasing intrauterine contraceptive devices.
Vaginal speculum examination revealed threads of an intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD).

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