In this randomized, noninferiority trial among patients seeking emergency contraception after at least one episode of unprotected intercourse within five days of presentation, the levonorgestrel 52-mg intrauterine device (IUD) was noninferior to the copper T30A IUD at preventing pregnancy one month after IUD insertion. Adverse events between the two groups were similar.
Ectopic pregnancy has significant health consequences and represents an important cause of morbidity and mortality for women of reproductive age. Making the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy expeditiously is critical to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with the condition.
With long-acting reversible contraceptive methods (intrauterine devices and implants) showing an increased proportion of users each year at the expense of permanent and short-acting hormonal methods, it makes sense to consider how best to improve the IUD placement experience, particularly for young nulliparous women.
Results of a new study indicate that many young women don’t know that the IUD can be used for emergency contraception or that it is effective. Researchers report that if young women needed emergency contraception, most indicated they would want to know about IUDs in addition to emergency contraceptive pills.
Immediate postpartum placement offers safe, effective birth control
May 25, 2018
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists now recognizes immediate postpartum placement of either the intrauterine device or the contraceptive implant as a best practice because of the long-acting reversible contraceptive methods’ role in preventing rapid repeat and unintended pregnancy