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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Ileal penetration by a multiload-Cu 375(r) intrauterine contraceptive device: a case report with review of the literature.
(7.) Somesh Kumar, Reena Sethi, Sudharsanam Balasubramaniam, Elaine Charurat, Kamlesh Lalchandani, Richard Semba, and Bulbul Sood Women's experience with postpartum intrauterine contraceptive device use in India Reprod Health.
What is key is that you have 10 minutes after delivery of the placenta to insert an intrauterine contraceptive. Placing one of these devices after 10 minutes is associated with an increased rate of expulsion and is not recommended by experts.
DISCUSSION: The prevalence of missing intrauterine contraceptive device among users is 0.5 to 2%.4 Missing IUCD is when Cu-T threads are not visible in vagina, as a result of expulsion or perforation of uterus (frank or occult), but occasionally there is migration of Cu-T in peritoneal cavity.
(5.) Agrawal K, Sharma U, Acharya V, Microbial and cytological study of intrauterine contraceptive device users.
REVIEW OF LITERATURE: The intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD), a flexible frame that fits inside a woman's uterus, provides very effective, safe, and long term quickly reversible-protection from pregnancy.
Intrauterine contraceptive device could be the predisposing cause in four cases.(6) A few cases had other inflammatory pathologies.
She had undergone intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) insertion 19 years back in a private clinic, after having two children.
They examined current use of intrauterine contraceptives (IUCs) in the United States, discussed the IUCs approved for use in the US and assessed patient and clinician considerations when selecting an IUC as a contraceptive option.
In contrast to tubal pregnancy, a history of pelvic inflammatory disease or the use of an intrauterine contraceptive device does not increase the risk of ovarian pregnancy.

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