Safety and Efficacy of the Levonorgestrel-releasing Intrauterine System

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Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson; Pirjo Inki; Oskari Heikinheimo

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Expert Rev of Obstet Gynecol. 2013;8(3):235-247. 

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This overview confirms the high efficacy of LNG-IUS independent of the user, the cost–effectiveness of LNG-IUS used for contraception or for the treatment of HMB and the safety and acceptability when used on several indications. Postabortal insertion of the IUCD has been shown to be an effective means to avoid repeat terminations and should be promoted following both medical and surgical abortions. In women with several medical conditions, the LNG-IUS does not appear to have adverse effects on the course of the underlying disease even during long-term use.

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