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Intra-uterine contraception 

Intra-uterine contraception
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Intra-uterine contraception
Author(s):

Enda McVeigh

, John Guillebaud

, and Roy Homburg

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199650682.003.0027
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date: 05 May 2021

Introduction

Copper-bearing devices

The levonorgestrel-releasing intra-uterine system (LNG-IUS, or Mirena®)

Intra-uterine contraceptives are currently of two distinct types:

Copper intra-uterine devices, abbreviated as IUDs, in which the copper ion (the actual contraceptive) is released from a band or wire on a plastic carrier....

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