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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Sigmoid colocolic fistula caused by intrauterine device migration: a case report.
Insertion of intrauterine devices: a comparison of experience with Mirena and Multiload Cu 375 during post-marketing monitoring in New Zealand.
[9] Esfahani et al., "Unusual migration of intrauterine device into bladder and calculus formation," Urology Journal, no.
Arrow: Intrauterine Device, S: Spine, P: Placenta, PPROM: Preterm premature rupture of membrane.
"We tried to standardize all our residents' and faculty members' intrauterine device insertion technique and placement.
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Intrauterine device (IUCD) is among the most effective form of birth control available, with important advantages over other methods of contraception.
The patient's mother denied any family history of disease; she did say that during her gestation she had an intrauterine device (IUD) inserted into her uterus by the family planning department when she was 24 (she had already given birth to 1 boy and 1 girl).
Berggren, "Use of the copper T380A intrauterine device by adolescent mothers: continuation and method failure," Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, vol.

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