intrauterine device

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n intrauterine device contraceptive device consisting of a piece of bent plastic or metal that is inserted through the vagina into the uterus
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Usage


In news:

(CBS News) A new study shows that women who use birth control pill s, the patch or vaginal ring are 20 times more likely to have an unintended pregnancy than those who use an intrauterine device (IUD) or implant.
Use of the intrauterine device (IUD) is avoided because of perceived risk of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) associated with sexually transmitted infections (STI).
The value of antibiotic prophylaxis before insertion of an intrauterine device (IUD) remains uncertain.
Doctors Say Intrauterine Devices or Implants Are the Best Birth Control for Teens.
Intrauterine devices ( IUDs ) prevent unwanted pregnancies.
Complete uterine perforation by an intrauterine contraceptive device.
Globally, intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUDs) are used by more women as a method of reversible contraception than is any other.
(CBS News) A new study shows that women who use birth control pills, the patch or vaginal ring are 20 times more likely to have an unintended pregnancy than those who use an intrauterine device (IUD) or implant.
Will new insurance coverage make the intrauterine device America's favorite contraceptive.
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