Intrauterine Devices: Separating Fact From Fallacy

, Magee-Womens Hospital, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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The IUD is a safe and effective form of contraception for a woman involved in a long-standing, mutually monogamous relationship. The myths of the past regarding increased risk of pelvic infection and resultant sterility and chronic pelvic pain have been negated as our understanding of the etiology of these infections has evolved.


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