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An evaluation of the levonorgestrel-releasing IUD: its advantages and disadvantages when compared to the copper-releasing IUDs.
Contraception. 1991 Dec; 44(6):573-88.C

Abstract

The levonorgestrel-releasing IUD (LNG-IUD-20), providing a daily dose of 20 ug, has recently been approved for marketing in Finland. The IUD's high efficacy in preventing accidental pregnancy and other numerous positive features make it a promising contraceptive device for worldwide use, just like the currently available T-shaped copper-releasing (TCu) IUDs. This paper reviews published reports comparing the LNG-IUD-20 and the currently used TCu IUDs. The merits and disadvantages of the steroid-releasing IUD are evaluated in terms of its performance and other special features relative to the TCu IUDs. Also, a number of future studies with medical and programmatic importance are proposed. A broader understanding about these two IUD families will facilitate their use in a complementary way for family planning programs.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Family Health International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709.

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

1773615

Citation

Chi, I C.. "An Evaluation of the Levonorgestrel-releasing IUD: Its Advantages and Disadvantages when Compared to the Copper-releasing IUDs." Contraception, vol. 44, no. 6, 1991, pp. 573-88.
Chi IC. An evaluation of the levonorgestrel-releasing IUD: its advantages and disadvantages when compared to the copper-releasing IUDs. Contraception. 1991;44(6):573-88.
Chi, I. C. (1991). An evaluation of the levonorgestrel-releasing IUD: its advantages and disadvantages when compared to the copper-releasing IUDs. Contraception, 44(6), 573-88.
Chi IC. An Evaluation of the Levonorgestrel-releasing IUD: Its Advantages and Disadvantages when Compared to the Copper-releasing IUDs. Contraception. 1991;44(6):573-88. PubMed PMID: 1773615.
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TY - JOUR T1 - An evaluation of the levonorgestrel-releasing IUD: its advantages and disadvantages when compared to the copper-releasing IUDs. A1 - Chi,I C, PY - 1991/12/1/pubmed PY - 1991/12/1/medline PY - 1991/12/1/entrez KW - Acceptance Process KW - Acne KW - Amenorrhea KW - Behavior KW - Biology KW - Clinic Activities KW - Contraception KW - Contraception Continuation KW - Contraception Failure KW - Contraceptive Agents KW - Contraceptive Agents, Female KW - Contraceptive Agents, Progestin KW - Contraceptive Methods KW - Contraceptive Usage KW - Counseling KW - Decision Making KW - Dermatitis KW - Diseases KW - Dysmenorrhea KW - Family Planning KW - Headache KW - Hemic System KW - Hemoglobin Level KW - Insertion KW - Iud KW - Iud, Copper Releasing KW - Iud, Hormone Releasing KW - Iud, Unmedicated KW - Levonorgestrel KW - Literature Review KW - Menorrhagia KW - Menstruation Disorders KW - Method Acceptability KW - Organization And Administration KW - Ovarian Cysts KW - Physiology KW - Pregnancy Complications KW - Pregnancy, Ectopic KW - Program Activities KW - Programs KW - Signs And Symptoms KW - Treatment SP - 573 EP - 88 JF - Contraception JO - Contraception VL - 44 IS - 6 N2 - The levonorgestrel-releasing IUD (LNG-IUD-20), providing a daily dose of 20 ug, has recently been approved for marketing in Finland. The IUD's high efficacy in preventing accidental pregnancy and other numerous positive features make it a promising contraceptive device for worldwide use, just like the currently available T-shaped copper-releasing (TCu) IUDs. This paper reviews published reports comparing the LNG-IUD-20 and the currently used TCu IUDs. The merits and disadvantages of the steroid-releasing IUD are evaluated in terms of its performance and other special features relative to the TCu IUDs. Also, a number of future studies with medical and programmatic importance are proposed. A broader understanding about these two IUD families will facilitate their use in a complementary way for family planning programs. SN - 0010-7824 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/1773615/An_evaluation_of_the_levonorgestrel_releasing_IUD:_its_advantages_and_disadvantages_when_compared_to_the_copper_releasing_IUDs_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/0010-7824(91)90078-T DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -